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Franchising

24 March 2020
Raphael Mellerio Franchisees cannot be classified as employees

France - Aramis Law Firm

Some jurisdictions have recently held that certain independent workers (eg, Uber drivers) are actually classified as employees. This raises the question of whether franchisees should also be classified as employees. However, as opposed to a Court of Cassation decision which classified an Uber driver as an employee, a recent decision from the Limoges Court of Appeal seems to clarify that a franchisee cannot be classified as an employee due to the specific features of any franchise contract.

Authors: Raphael Mellerio, Bertrand Baheu-Derras
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