John Galliano Reported To Have Sued Former Employer Dior For €15 Million In A French Labour Court

29 August 2012 by

It's been a year and a half since John Galliano was fired from his position as creative director at Dior, but according to The Daily Telegraph the designer may be suing the company for a reported €15 million in a French labour court. Galliano has allegedly filed an employee/employer dispute with the industrial tribunal Paris Conseil des prud'hommes and although the hearing isn't scheduled until February 2013 it's thought to be on a matter concerning his employment contract.

Dior dismissed Galliano in March 2012 shortly after he awas accused of making anti-Semetic remarks in a bar near his home in Paris. At the time when the British designer was outsted from Dior the brand's president and CEO Sidney Toledano said: 'I condemn most firmly the statements made by John Galliano which are a total contradiction with the essential values that have always been defended by the House of Christian Dior.'

The designer received another blow last week when the newly installed French President Francois Hollande made the decision to strip him of his membership in the country's Legion of Honor. He was decorated with the award at the Elysée Palace in 2010 and held it alongside other fashion luminaries including Yves Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaïa, Marc Jacobs and Anna Wintour.

Despite this news there are currently rumours circulating that the designer is set to make a return to fashion, but with the world still so focused on last February’s incident, which Galliano blamed on work stress, we wonder what his first move will be.



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