Background Note | HBS Case Collection | March 2012

Managing the Layoff Process: France

by Sandra J. Sucher

Abstract

This note is an overview of the context for managing layoffs in France. It describes the legal responsibilities of managers in conducting layoffs, recent unemployment trends, and the financial, health, training, job placement, and other benefits that laid-off employees can expect to receive.

Keywords: Job Cuts and Outsourcing; Resignation and Termination; Compensation and Benefits; Ethics; Management; Employees; Governance Compliance; France;

Citation:

Sucher, Sandra J. "Managing the Layoff Process: France." Harvard Business School Background Note 612-083, March 2012.