New developments in the area of discrimination based on employees' health status

Employment Law

An April 7, 2022 ruling by the Nivelles Labor Court ruled that dismissing an employee who has returned from illness may be discriminatory; the legislature concurs. An employer was ordered to pay a lump-sum compensation of 6 months' wages for discrimination based on health status, and this following the dismissal of an employee who had just returned from a period of disability.

28 October 2022


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