Versailles Administrative Court of Appeal, 17 July 2023, n°22VE00442
In the absence of transposition, French law remains fully applicable to them, and they cannot reproach their employer for applying the French Labour Code.
Consequently, the only option left to obtain compensation for the damage suffered is to hold the French State liable for failure to transpose.
In a judgement of the 17 July 2023, the Versailles Administrative Court of Appeal partially upheld their claim and ruled that French law did not comply with European law.
The Court pointed out that :
The Court concluded that :
It therefore ordered the State to compensate each trade union organisation up to 10,000 euros for the damage caused to the collective interest of the profession it represents.
In practice :
To be continued…