Decision Of The Appeals Court In Paris 6Th July 2007
Garnier Expresses Its Astonishment And Lodges A Further Appeal Commitments

Clichy – 6th July 2007. Against all expectations the Paris Court of Appeal handed down a decision which condemns Garnier, a subsidiary of L’Oreal, for discrimination in its recruitment practices, but confirms the acquittal of Laurent Dubois, Garnier’s Managing Director at the time.

The Court of Appeal’s decision today is astonishing and incomprehensible. It runs counter to the well documented decision of 1st June 2006 which unreservedly cleared Garnier and Mr. Dubois of any wrongdoing.

We categorically reject any accusation of discrimination made against Garnier. We consider these allegations to be absolutely unfounded and Garnier has decided to lodge an appeal against this decision with the Cour de Cassation, France’s highest Court of Appeal.

Respect of human beings is a fundamental principle at L’Oréal. We believe that difference and diversity are a source of richness and we do not tolerate any form of racism or discrimination.

Contacts:

Guerric de Beauregard
33 1 47 56 83 06
[email protected]

Mike Rumsby
33 1 47 56 76 71
[email protected]