Blogger Petite Anglaise, fired for blogging, wins in court!
"Petite Anglaise," an English girl blogging about her life in Paris was fired about a year ago, for blogging, even though she didn't identify her employer.
This resulted in her blog exploding, she got a big muchos zeros book contract and now she won in court.
The Telegraph, UK, writes:
"In a test case for bloggers in France and beyond, a tribunal concluded that Catherine Sanderson, whose blog is said by some to be the equivalent of "Bridget Jones in Paris", had been dismissed "without real and serious causes".Her former employer, the British accountancy firm Dixon Wilson, which has offices in the heart of the capital, was ordered to pay 34-year-old Miss Sanderson 44,000 euros in compensation plus 500 euros in legal fees, and to reimburse the French benefits office the equivalent of six months of wages."
"Publicity surrounding her dismissal last year led to up to 30,000 people day reading her blog at petiteanglaise.com. She has since signed a two-book publishing deal worth almost £500,000."
Dixon Wilson: Boooooooooooooooooo!!!
Petite Anglaise: Congrats!