France has entered its second national lockdown, and most employers are facing great uncertainties with regard to the  implementation of the updated national health protocol.

On Oct. 19, 2020, the French Administrative Supreme Court (Conseil d'État) held that the health protocol is simply a "set of recommendations." However, this protocol is a key operational means for the employer to comply with its legal duty
to ensure employee safety.

As part of its general safety obligation, the employer must implement all technical and organizational measures to protect its workforce and avoid or reduce the risk of infection.

This overview is intended to assist employers in defining their health risk management strategy.

Read the full overview here.

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