Expertise in Employment Law


Founded in 2005, Avi Bitton English speaking Employment Lawyer in Paris practices employment law, workers union law and criminal employment law.

Avi Bitton has been recommended:

– by Best Lawyers, in 2019, for its expertise in employment law;

– by Legal 500, in 2015 and 2016, for its expertise in employment law and criminal law.

Lawyer in Employment law

Lawyer in Employment law

Employment law

  • Employment contract (CDI, CDD, …)
  • Work hours (extra work hours, part-time work, …)
  • Dismissal, redundancy
  • Amicable settlement

Workers union law

  • Professional elections of employees representatives (comité d’entreprise, délégués du personnel)
  • Appointment of workers union representative (délégué syndical)
  • Comité d’entreprise, Comité hygiène, sécurité et conditions de travail (CHSCT)
  • Dismissal of employees representative (salarié protégé)
  • Délit d’entrave

Criminal employment law

  • Illegal employment (‘travail dissimulé’)
  • Prêt de main-d’oeuvre illicite, marchandage de main-d’oeuvre
  • Discrimination (race, union, health, sex, religion, …)
  • Psychological harassment, sexual harassment
  • Hygiene, safety and work conditions
  • Industrial accident (accident du travail)

Recent cases

  • Discrimination and harassment: sentencing a computering company to pay damages for discrimination on return of maternity leave, psychological harassment and unfair dismissal (ruling of 25th April 2013, Cour of appeal of Versailles).
  • Sexual harassment: sentencing a public company to pay damages for unfair dismissal to a manager accused of sexual harassment by several colleagues (judgement of the Employment Tribunal of Créteil, 23rd December 2014).
  • Dismissal: advising a British company on the dismissal of a manager in France.
  • Employment contract: advising a British company on the drafting of a French law employment agreement.
  • Dismissal: sentencing of a famous TV production company for late delivery of legal documents
  • Illegal employment: suing before criminal courts a major law firm and its officers for breach of working hours regulations
  • Sexual harassment: suing a major pharmaceuticals company whom a manager has sexually abused an employee
  • Amicable settlement: negotiating an amicable settlement between a major franchising group and a union representative
  • Work hours: negotiating an amicable settlement between a large law firm and a lawyer associate in relation to breach of work hours rules

Press review

  • Former Allen Overy associate files harassment and discrimination complaint against firm“, The Lawyer, 8 octobre 2019.
  • « Herbies faces court action from former associate in Paris », The Lawyer, 8 December 2009
  • « Plainte pénale d’un collaborateur contre un cabinet d’avocat pour travail dissimulé », Actuel Avocat, 4 December 2009
  • « Des avocats au ban des accusés », L’Express, 3 December 2009
  • « Le cabinet Taj condamné pour délit social de travail dissimulé », Actuel Avocat, 8 July 2009
  • « Bras de fer entre Karl Zéro et un ex-salarié », Le Figaro, 6 March 2009