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Ryanair ordered to pay €8.1m in French labour law case

Ryanair has been ordered by a French court to pay €8.1 million in damages and €200,000 in fines for breaching French labour law by employing 127 local staff on Irish contracts.

28th October, 2014
Ryanair to pay €8.1 million for violations of French labour law

Ryanair has been ordered by a French court to pay €8.1 million in damages and €200,000 in fines for breaching French labour law by employing 127 local staff on Irish contracts.

The airline argued that since the employees worked on Irish aircraft for an Irish company, they were liable for the cheaper social insurance payments.

Social charges in France are up to four times higher than in Ireland.

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