You read that right, sexual harassment is technically legal in France right now.
The decision made by France’s highest constitutional body to repeal their sexual harassment law leaves alleged victims without legal protection until a new law is created.
They also threw out all pending and ongoing sexual harassment cases. So if you were in the middle of suing someone for sexual harassment, your case has been dropped. Basically they decided that the law was too vague and that it needed to be rewritten.
Instead of writing the new law with the current law still in effect, they decided to can the old law first. That leaves them in limbo for at least 2-3 months. During that time there is no sexual harassment law in France.
Can you even imagine what the atmosphere in your office would be like if people had no legal reason to behave themselves?