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French ponder 'right' to disconnect from work emails at home

France — Link

Planned law would require French companies to encourage employees to turn off phones and other devices after they leave work.

French people are so underworked it’s leading to clinical depression

France — Link

Academic claims workers are developing 'destructured personalities' and suffering from psychological trauma as a result of boredom.

It's still very much a man's world at the French workplace

France

France's women’s rights minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem this week revealed that some 500 companies were recently ordered to introduce gender parity at the workplace or pay hefty fines until they do. For despite legal requirements for firms to provide what the minister called ‘professional equality’ between male and female employees, women in France on average earn markedly less than men and are significantly less present in managerial posts. Dan Israel presents some of the stark facts of an outrageous discrimination, and hears from outspoken feminist and businesswoman Mercedes Erra why she believes change can only come about by imposing quotas.

EU leaders in Paris promise jobs for "lost generation" of youth

International — Link

Summit hosted by French president Francois Hollande pledges to make youth unemployment top priority but offers no new ideas to tackle it.