Criminal social law
The noncompliance of the provisions of social law frequently constitute a criminal offence for which there is both a risk of payment of administrative or criminal fines, as well as penalties of incarceration for the most serious offences.
A growing number of regulations is subject to criminal prosecution, and in particular those concerning :
- the temporary employment and the outsourcing of workers
- the undeclared occupation of workers
- the occupation of illegal foreign workers
- the health, safety and welfare of workers
- the (ethical and/or sexual) harassment and discrimination at work
- the payment of salary
- the part-time work (publicity of timetables)
- the establishment of terms of employment
- the international occupation of workers
The Law firm Gaillard, Delwiche & Degouis assists the employers when their penal responsibility is questioned by the social inspection or the Labour Inspectorate. A social audit may also be done in order to evaluate the risk of offences.