03 April 2020 – Prevented employees from exercising their “right to withdraw” provided employers follow health guidelines

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Type of Intervention: Physical distancing
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The French government declared that as long as employers are following the health guidelines, employees may not invoke their “right to withdraw.”

Under French employment laws, it is possible for employees to withdraw from dangerous work, in some situations, until their work is no longer dangerous.
Full details here: https://www.gouvernement.fr/conseil-des-ministres/2020-03-04/le-covid-19