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Béatrice Pola

Béatrice Pola is a partner within the French & EU Employment Group. She advises major French groups in the automotive, financial services and housing sectors, assisting them in all aspects of employment law, particularly in the context of restructuring and reorganization. She is also a litigation specialist and regularly represents her clients before employment and common-law courts on collective and individual cases, notably in cases relating to discrimination, harassment and breach of contract, whether individual, collective or negotiated. She has acquired strong expertise in temporary employment and staff representative elections.

A regular speaker at many conferences, Béatrice also organizes training sessions, HR professionals, as well as clients. She leads meetings with expert panels on sensitive employment topics and is interviewed on FranceinfoTv. She also appears as an expert for Elegia Formation, a partner of Les Editions Législatives.

For the past 7 years, with Les Editions Législatives, Béatrice has moderated the “HR Circle” (Cercle RH), a breakfast panel in which the heads of HR and employment of major French and international groups discuss jurisprudence and current issues.

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New Ways of Working

Beatrice Pola and Alexandra Stocki are contributing authors to IEL’s (International Employment Law) “New Ways of Working” resource page that explores and keeps track of key legal and compliance considerations for multinational employers as new ways of working become increasingly embedded as the pandemic begins to recede. On the France-specific page, Beatrice, Alexandra and Rachida … Continue Reading

New Work Councils Roles Further France’s Climate and Resilience Law

Béatrice Pola, French & EU Employment Group partner, recently published an article titled “New Work Councils Roles Further France’s Climate and Resilience Law” in IEL (International Employment Lawyer.) This article addresses Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and recently strengthened legal obligations companies must adhere to. It also discusses some of the options that companies and consultancy … Continue Reading

IFLR European In-House Counsel Summit

Proskauer is a proud sponsor of the IFLR European In-House Counsel Summit taking place virtually on February 9-10, 2021. This conference will cover developments in the UK and European capital markets, M&A, legal technology, corporate sustainability, Brexit, competition law, and the global impact of COVID-19. On day two of this event Béatrice Pola, Partner in … Continue Reading

The Surprisingly Broad Scope Definition of Workplace Accidents in France

The legal definition of “workplace accidents” under French law does not normally make global headlines.  However, as many of you will have read, a recent decision of the Paris Court of Appeal (CA Paris, May 27, 2019, n°16/08787) did just that. The facts in this case were more salacious than most.  The employee died of … Continue Reading

Promotion de la Diversité sur le Lieu de Travail

SEMINAIRE – Mercredi 21 mars 2013 Le 21 mars dernier, le Bureau de Paris a organisé un séminaire ayant pour thème la diversité sur le lieu de travail, et s’intéressant plus précisément aux obligations légales en vigueur en France, au Royaume-Uni, aux Etats-Unis et en Allemagne, ainsi qu’aux bonnes pratiques recensées dans chacun de ces … Continue Reading

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