“Abandonment of post” equals a resignation, the National Assembly votes

The measure was defended in several amendments to the Unemployment Insurance Act, which are currently being debated in the Assembly.

Employees who give up their position will be presumed to have resigned: the National Assembly on Wednesday voted amendments from the majority and the LRs to limit access to the social security fund, despite criticism from the left. “An employee who has voluntarily given up his position and does not return to work after receiving a notice to this effect (…) is presumed to have resigned“, set the amendments adopted by 219 votes to 68 within the framework of the first reading of the unemployment insurance reform bill.

The government, through the voice of ministerial delegate Carole Grandjean, said it was in favor of this job-cutting measure, “a constantly growing phenomenon“. These employees no longer come to work, without reason, and end up being fired by their employer. They can then get an unemployment insurance. The left wing has taken issue with this phenomenon and provoked cases “marginaland pleads not toweaken the protection of the employees“. “What is the reason for these job cuts?asked Communist Pierre Dharréville, thinking of labor relations.

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Conversely, Dominique Da Silva (Renaissance), along the lines of Horizons and MoDem, argued that job cuts were disrupting businesses and that it was a matter of delivering a measure “clear and fair” for each. “We do not deprive employees of any rights. They always have the opportunity to complain“for the industrial court, also emphasized Jean-Louis Thiériot (LR), who criticized some on the left”the choice of the right to laziness“.

In a stormy atmosphere again, the socialists assured that the adopted measure was unconstitutional and not compatible with the standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Unemployment insurance is basically reserved for people who are involuntarily deprived of employment. For those who resigned, there are some limited exceptions. However, a dismissal for abandonment of position constitutes a dismissal for fault and does not currently deprive the dismissed person of his right to benefit from unemployment insurance, even if the abandonment of position is “voluntary“.

An amendment carried by Marine Le Pen (RN) was, on the other hand, rejected: it stipulated that the refusal to accept a permanent contract at the end of a fixed-term contract is considered a resignation. “There are some people who cheatby switching between fixed-term contracts and unemployment benefits and rejecting permanent contracts, the chairman of the far-right group said.

The majority was also interested in the subject, and after three rejections by the CDI, amendments on the same measure had been tabled by Horizons and Modem deputies. But they were withdrawn by their authors at the request of the government, which wants to rework such a provision. Marine Le Pen maintained “the virginal modesty of governmentin the case.

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