Lyon boss is fined for firing a pregnant artist

The veteran ballet director of the Opera de Lyon, Yorgos Loukos, has been fined 1,500 euros for terminating the contract of a ballet dancer on her return from maternity leave. He was also ordered to pay 5,000 Euros to the dancer and 1,000 to her union.

Yorgos has done this before. Will he never learn?

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  • The simple question is – was she fully in the same shape when she returned as when she was first hired? If so, then the charge of discrimination seems fair. If not, then his actions – if not his attitude – can be justified on artistic grounds.

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