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French court says companies can't fire employees for not being 'fun,' skipping social gatherings
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A French court ruled that companies cannot fire an employee just because they refuse to partake in social activities like after-work drinks or team-building activities.
The case focused on the firing of an individual, known as Mr. T, who served as a director and a four-year employee at consulting firm Cubik Partners. The company, which touts a culture that says "you have to have fun while working" fired Mr. T in 2015 for not doing more to embrace the company’s "fun" culture.
Cubik Partners co-founder Olivier Cornut told CBS MoneyWatch that the employee had been fired for "strictly professional reasons" and for abstaining from a "so-called ‘aperitif culture’."
The company instead claimed that Mr. T had a "demotivating" tone and refused to listen to his colleagues, especially when they had differing viewpoints, according to The New York Post.
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