Canal + convicted of the dismissal of his former sports commentator Stéphane Guy

Canal + convicted of the dismissal of his former sports commentator Stéphane Guy

Canal + convicted of the dismissal of his former sports commentator Stéphane Guy

He had been fired from the chain in December 2020, after that after supporting comedian Sébastien Thoen, he quit for a parody that targeted CNews, the group’s news channel.

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The prud’hommes condemn Canal + for the “dismissal without real and serious cause” of his former top commentator Stéphane Guy, in December 2020. The latter will appeal against the sentence to obtain the annulment of his dismissal, his lawyer announced on Tuesday 13 September to the AFP, confirming the information of The group.

The encrypted channel was sentenced to compensate him just over 260,000 euros which will not be compensated before the decision on appeal, sAccording to a copy of the Paris labor court ruling, delivered on August 29 and consulted by the AFP.

Stéphane Guy learned of his dismissal after 23 years at Canal +, for supporting comedian Sébastien Thoen, himself fired for a parody that targeted CNews, the group’s news channel. The commentator had paid homage to his on the air “friend” which, according to him, he had not had “the release he deserved”. Remarks “offensive” because it is targeted “publicly denigrate” his employer, according to Canal +, cited in the ruling.

According to industrial court, “the reasons given for the dismissal do not seem serious enough”but “attack on freedom of expression” invoked by Stéphane Guy, which would have led to the nullity of his dismissal, has not been proven. The journalist, who is asking for his reinstatement in Canal +, is not “not disappointed but partially satisfied”his lawyer, Olivier Khatchikian, told AFP. Questioned by AFP, Canal + declined to comment.

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