Work contracts and discriminatory clauses, Miss France before industrial tribunal

The association Dare Feminism! Claims the establishment of employment contracts from local selections and the deletion of the discriminatory clauses contained in the registration form for the competition. The decision will be rendered on November 8.


The sobriety of the audience room decides frankly with the splendor and the glitter affecting the Miss France competition. It is in this context that the Prud’hommes Council (CPH) of Bobigny heard, Tuesday, June 21, a case opposing the association Dare Feminism! to the companies Endemol Productions and Miss France.

The militant organization had filed, in mid-October, an appeal to the CPH, denouncing a “perfect violation of labor law” against women “exploited, which repeat and interpret a sexist spectacle, discriminating And lucrative “, according to The words of the press release from the association . Dare feminism! thus demanded the establishment of employment contracts from the first stages of the selection, at the local level, as well as the deletion of all the discriminating criteria of the registration form for the centenary competition.

Three natural persons – three young women who were not present at the hearing and require anonymity after threats to social networks – joined the action, saying they have suffered a damage when they are ‘were unable to register for the competition, in the spring of 2021, because they did not meet all the criteria, deemed illegal.

“School case” of non-compliance with the Labor Code

“Measure at least 1.70 m without heels, not to be – or have been – married or PACS, not having children, not smoking or drinking alcohol in public, not presenting a behavior Contrary to good manners “, lists the lawyer of the militant association, Violaine of Filipppis-Abate, facing an audience rendered by the three hours of previous audiences and an impassive jury. The competition registration form is “a case of school” of non-compliance with the French labor code, storm lawyer, for whom these registration papers are similar to a job offer for the purpose of ‘Ultimately occupy the post of Miss France – supervised by a one year contract, paid.

The requests wished to compete in Miss France, in 2021, seduced by the promises of a feminist and progressive competition, devoted to the cause of women, explained before the audience the spokesperson for feminism !, Alyssa Ahrabare. But “they were confronted with a role of woman who would not exist beyond her appearance, who has no opinion”. At the helm, M e Filippi-Abate explains the approach of one of them who “wanted to represent all women” and who estimated, on reading the form, that “grandeur of a miss like [a] to measure up with her centimeters, not to her personality “. And add:

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