The lawyer of four sacked hotel employees in French Polynesia has demanded their reinstatement.
The Intercontinental Hotel Moorea dismissed them after a female employee reported they had raped her months earlier.
But the lawyer, Stanley Cross, said the police investigation failed to establish any wrongdoing by his clients and the case was closed.
He told Radio 1 that he has asked the hotel to rehire them.
Their sacking prompted most staff to go on a strike in August but a settlement was reached a month ago.
As a result of the 45-day strike, the hotel is reported to have incurred losses of $US2 million.