John Galliano's case against former employers Christian Dior Couture SA and John Galliano SA will be heard in a labour court.

The Paris Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by Dior, which was seeking to move the case to a commercial court, and ordered the companies to each pay the fashion designer €2,500, in addition to court costs.

Galliano was fired in March 2011 after 15 years as the couturier at Dior, following a number of public outbursts, including the use of racist and anti-Semitic insults.

After the comments made in a Paris cafe, he was also ousted from the fashion house that bears his name.

The disgraced designer blamed work-related stress and multiple addictions during the trial on charges of public insult in June 2011.

The 53-year-old star is now understood to be seeking compensation of about €6 million for his dismissal.

Christian Dior Couture SA and John Galliano SA have two months to appeal the ruling, which was made on Thursday (28.11.13).

Christian Dior Couture stands by Galliano's dismissal, stating: ''The decision to fire Mr. Galliano as a result of these incidents is based on fundamental principles and the rule of law.

''Christian Dior Couture reaffirms its attachment to the rules of human respect and non-discrimination, which it expects all of its collaborators, without exception, to adhere to strictly.''