Florence Hardouin, former director general of the FFF, seizes prud’hommes after her dismissal

Fired for gross negligence last January, Florence Hardouin wishes “to obtain the nullity of her dismissal, as well as compensation for damages”, according to her lawyer.

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The former director general of the FFF, Florence Hardouin, June 9, 2022. (ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP)

The former director general of the French Football Federation (FFF), Florence Hardouin, has turned to the labor court to have her dismissal null and void, her lawyer told AFP on Thursday, March 30, confirming the information from the World. The 56-year-old former leader seized the Paris labor court on Tuesday for “to obtain the nullity of his dismissal, as well as compensation for damages to repair the injury“, explained his lawyer Margaux Mathieu.

Fired by the FFF, she believes she has suffered damage”in the context of the performance and termination of your employment contract and the possible breach of the employer’s security obligation towards you”, according to his lawyer. In office since 2013, Florence Hardouin was suspended on a precautionary basis for gross negligence on January 11, following a Federal Executive Committee which also recorded the withdrawal of President Noël Le Graët.

But the FFF eventually “waived” the gross negligence dismissal, according to Me Mathieu: “She was fired for completely specious reasons, in particular the fact of not having implemented the tools to combat sexual harassment within the FFF“, he has declared.

The defender of rights was also kidnapped

In February Florence Hardouin had also seized the Defender of Rights”have the obstruction detected by the FFF [à son] informant status“As part of this procedure, she will soon undergo a hearing, according to her lawyer.

Last month, Me Mathieu had made a link between the complaint”criminally reprehensible acts of harassment“, carried out by his client against the president of the Federation Noël Le Graët as part of the audit mission on the FFF, and his dismissal the day after this testimony.

Also, Margaux Mathieu said Thursday that her client would be “very early” heard by the investigators of the Brigade for the repression of delinquency against the person in the context of the investigation by the Paris prosecutor’s office for “sexual and moral harassment” against Noël Le Graët, the former president of the FFF.

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