three L'Ile de la Tentation contestants who spent 12 days wearing very little, massaging each other and dancing on an island off the Mexican coast can now call their participation work under French labour laws – which stipulate that no one can be made to work more than 35 hours a week with the right to overtime, holidays and even damages for wrongful dismissal upon elimination from the show.
The three "contestants realité" – Anthony Brocheton, Marie Adamiak and Arno Laizé – also trousered around £11,000 each after their three-year legal battle, including €8,176 each in overtime on the grounds that they had worked for 24 hours a day. They also won €817 for being denied a holiday, €500 for unfair dismissal and €1,500 for the wrongful termination of their contracts.
Perhaps most wonderfully, the supreme court ruling noted: "Tempting a person of the opposite sex requires concentration and attention."
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