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Rugby World Cup: Claude Atcher should pass in front of the prud'hommes at the end of 2023


The former general manager of Paris 2023 disputes his breach of contract with the organizing committee of the competition.

Claude Atcher is far from having finished with justice.

The former boss of the 2023 Rugby World Cup should go to the industrial tribunal "in the second half of 2023" in the conflict between him and the organizing committee, his lawyers told AFP on Wednesday.

Ejected from this committee in October, he contests before the industrial tribunal his breach of contract, judging it "abusive" and taken "for an alleged reason for

moral harassment


Asked about information from L'Equipe according to which Atcher was refused payment of a bonus of around 100,000 euros requested from the industrial tribunal, his lawyers Emmanuel Moyne and Geoffroy Goubin assured that their client had "not at all was dismissed”.

"The decision that has been rendered, which we do not yet have, is a decision of the conciliation and guidance office," they added.

Rugby World Cup: “I am living an injustice”, believes Claude Atcher


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On the other hand, they explained that they had made two prior requests to this conciliation office.

"The payment of a provision equal to the amount of his intervention bonus, which does not raise any dispute in our opinion, and the production of various documents that the GIP (public interest group in charge of the organization of the World Cup) refuses to pass on to him since his conservatory layoff,” Atcher’s advice explained.

The decision on the bonus was deferred to a later judgment.

According to the lawyers, the judgment office will decide whether or not to settle the case.

As for the documents, "the release of some has been ordered", they added.

In November, his advisers had informed AFP that Atcher considered himself the victim of “judicial and media harassment”.

The former director general of France 2023 is the target of an investigation for influence peddling and corruption in particular.

He is also under investigation for "moral harassment" following a report by the Labor Inspectorate.

Source: leparis

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