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FRANCE—Casual tone of e-mail not sufficient to characterize it as personal

The Labour Chamber of the Supreme Court (Chambre sociale de la Cour de Cassation) upheld two decisions of February 2, 2011, that the casual tone of an e-mail sent by an employee in the workplace is not sufficient to characterize it as personal when the e-mail is “related to the professional activity of the employee.”

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