According to Le Télégramme the former employees challenged the economic reason for their dismissal.
Now the Council of Prud’hommes in Brest, a court of first instance in disputes arising out of termination of contract between employers and employees, has ruled in favor of the employees.
On Friday, the court ruled that there was ‘no real or serious cause’ for the dismissal of 111 employees (including two executives) from Marine Harvest Kritsen in 2014 after the closure of the Poullaouen salmon processing plant, in the French province of Brittany.
The court sentenced Marine Harvest to pay each employee an allowance of between six and 20 months’ salary, depending on seniority.
Marine Harvest can still appeal the decision.