Selecting a language will automatically trigger the translation of the page content.

Can an employer find out about an employee's driver's license?

Verified 28 janvier 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Yes, under certain conditions, your employer may request information about your driver's license.

When hiring

At the time of your recruitment, if the proposed work requires driving a vehicle, your future employer may ask if you have a valid driver's license.

Your license must correspond to the category of vehicle you will be driving.

Running the employment contract

If your business requires driving a vehicle, your employer may regularly ask you to prove that you still have a license.

It must correspond to the category of the vehicle you are using.

A clause in your employment contract and/or the rules of procedure may provide for such periodic verification.

Informed hiring authorities (including the Employment Center, your mutual, etc.) can consult the information concerning you (for example, the fact of possessing a driving license).

Within the company, only personnel managers and your supervisors have access to it.

  Warning : your employer does not have the right to ask you for information on the number of points held on your driver's license. Only administrative authorities (police, prefecture, etc.) and judicial authorities (courts) may have access to this personal information.