France / Cour of Cassation, Social Chamber / 09-42535 Royal Bourbon Industries v Appeal Court of Saint-Denis de la Réunion

Key facts of the case:

The Social Chamber of the Court of Cassation rejected the appeal of the company Royal Bourbon Industries, which contested the decision of the Appeal Court of Saint-Denis de la Réunion (24 February 2009). This decision was related to the dismissal of Mr. X, who was recruited on October 1999 as salesman and dismissed for professional inadequacy. In fact, Mr. X was dismissed because of his age.

Results (sanctions) and key consequences or implications of the case:

The dismissal was cancelled because based on discrimination on the ground of age, and the company Royal Bourbon Industries was condemned to pay damages for abusive rupture of contract.

Deciding body (original language): 
Court de Cassation, Chambre Sociale