Gunnarsdottir v Olympique Lyonnais Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyOther Tribunals & Courts (OTAC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionFamily Friendly Rights, Comparative Law
The claimant was employed as a professional football player for the respondent, a very successful football club in France. The contract between the two outlined that the respondent would ensure that the claimant benefits from the general social security stem for the entire duration of her employment. This further indicated that there would be full pay for three months sick pay.
The claimant informed the respondent in March 2021 that she was pregnant. She was given ‘sick leave’ in March 2021 and she was allowed to return to Iceland (her country of birth).
The claimant’s salary was not paid in full though and this led to the UNFP (the Union representing professional
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