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Health, safety and psychosocial risk lawyers

Sleep and concentration disorders, burnout, anxiety and depression, cardiovascular disease... Increasing numbers of employees are reporting that they suffer from symptoms of psychosocial risk. As well as stress, this can be caused by any perceived physical assault or emotional abuse (such as psychological or sexual harassment, conflict with individuals or within teams, insults, threats, etc). This is exacerbated by changes in work organisation and the roll-out of new managerial practices, in a hyper-competitive climate this growing discontent is fuelled by prevailing uncertainty. It has a considerable impact in human terms (deterioration of employees’ health, deterioration in the quality of the working environment within your company), in economic terms (staff turnover, absenteeism, reduced productivity, etc) and also in legal terms because, as an employer, you are responsible for your employees’ safety and for protecting their physical and mental health. Indeed, over the last few years, there have been significant and increasingly strict changes to the legislation and case-law surrounding the criminal liability of legal entities. Employer’s failure to fulfil its health and safety obligations is one of the principal reasons for attribution of liability under criminal and/or civil law. In light of this – and over and above the matter of regulatory compliance for the economic and social well-being of your company – it is crucial that you foresee and prevent these risks.

With their in-depth knowledge of these issues and their awareness of the many challenges they pose, our team of specialist employment lawyers will help you draw up and implement a prevention policy that is tailored to your business, so as to protect your company with optimal health and safety safeguards. In accordance with current requirements, our experts will assess the occupational risks within your company and present the results in a single document. They will help you put in place plans to prevent accidents at work, occupational diseases and psychological or sexual harassment. They will assist you in the management of your relationship with the Health, Safety and Working Conditions Committee (HSWCC) and with setting up delegated powers and responsibilities when investigations are being conducted by the supervisory authorities and during disputes. Finally, as part of our proactive approach, which goes beyond the confines of preventing risk, our lawyers will provide guidance and assistance as you develop practices to ensure the well-being of your employees and to improve the quality of working life (QWL).

 
Christophe Girard
Christophe Girard
Partner
France, Lyon
Christophe Girard joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Lyon in 2001 (and was co-opted as a partner in 2019).He intervenes in labor law and social security law. He advises companies on a daily basis on all legal...
Jean-Yves Frouin
Jean-Yves Frouin
Of Counsel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Former magistrate of the judiciary Former President of the Social Chamber of the Court of Cassation Former Associate Professor at the University of Tours Author of the thesis "Une construction prétorienne...
Ghislain Dintzner
Ghislain Dintzner
Counsel
Lawyer
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Ghislain Dintzner joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2011 and is specialized in Employment and Social Security Law. He advises companies on collective and individual labour relations and on the employment...
Charlotte Guirlet
Charlotte Guirlet
Counsel
Lawyer
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Charlotte joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2015 after four years as an associate specialized in labor law for Bredin Prat in Paris.She advices both French and international companies on employment law matters...
Titrite Baamouche
Titrite Baamouche
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Titrite Baamouche joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2017.She works on employment law and on collective work relations, in particular, matters related to : workink time schemes, managing employee representative...
Manon Baches
Manon Bachès
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Manon Bachès joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2021. She is involved in Labor law, providing advice and assistance to Companies on HR issues/questions/litigation
Karim Benkirane
Karim Benkirane
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Karim joined CMS Francis Lefebvre as a lawyer in the Employment Law Department in January 2021.Holder of a Master 2 professional degree in labor law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2016)...
Margaux Buisson
Margaux Buisson
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Margaux Buisson joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2023.Specialized in employment law, she advises on and litigates individual and collective labor relations
Julia Del Sante
Julia Del Sante
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Julia Del Sante joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2023.Specialized in employment law and she advises on and litigates individual and collective labor relations
Astrid Duboys-Fresney
Astrid Duboys Fresney
Associate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Astrid joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in October 2021 and specializes in labor law (individual and collective labor relations) and social protection law