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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Fired without cause?

Published by cck at 12:05 PM

I love all things French. So, when looking over this morning's NYT (which is one of my favorite Sunday indulgences), I was suprised (well, not really) to see that there was a mightly protest to a new French law.
Also being a new law junkie (betcha didn't know that one, now did ya?), I wanted to find out what had the youth of France up in arms , or banners and signs as it seems...

There's a new French law that allows employers to fire those employees under 26 without cause, after two years of employment. Being an employee in an "At-Will" state (and new environ), I was shocked to see that France allowed so many more allowances to its employees. Well, again, not shocked - but I do find the issue of the employee's age quite interesting. Why under 26?

Especially when those under the age of 26 have a 23% unemployment rate? How is that going to help unemployment? As a recently Told-To-Leave-Work-Immediately person, I'm not sure how I feel about firing without cause. I think it's a basic right of an employer... but why restrict it to only those under 26?

2 comments:

amiamazing said...

maybe because individuals under 26 are most likely being supported by their parents

CCS said...

Maybe. Maybe - but is that right?
I could be 35 and still being supported by parents -- does that mean I don't have a right to earn a (decent) wage?