The Straits Times: Lyon Ballet chief sacked for firing dancer after maternity leave
PARIS- The director of a French ballet has been sacked for firing a dancer after she had a baby, the French culture ministry confirmed last Friday.
The unions had called for Greek-born Yorgos Loukos to go after he lost his appeal over discrimination against dancer Karline Marion, who was 34 at the time.
He was ordered to pay Marion €5,000 (S$7,600) in compensation.
Loukos, 69, who had been director of the Lyon Ballet for 33 years, was fired last Thursday.
Like the vast majority of ballerinas in France, Marion was on a temporary contract during her five years at the ballet.
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