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EU Employment Law Report 14 | Q1 2022

European Union - May 5 2022 During the first quarter of 2022, no major developments have been noted on the legislative front within the European Union. The policy declaration of…

Anton Aerts, Pieter De Koster, Guillaume Nolens, Jehan de Wasseige

Abuse of Rights and “in good faith violations” - Belgian Supreme Court calls for judicial restraint on employers’ rights

Belgium - February 9 2022 In civil law jurisdictions, the wrongful exercise of an otherwise legitimate right can give rise to civil liability under the doctrine of…

EU Employment Law Report 12 | Q3 2021

European Union, Germany - October 27 2021 A former military officer of the Slovenian army had claimed remuneration for the periods of guard duty which he had performed whilst in service. The…

Anton Aerts, Pieter De Koster, Guillaume Nolens, Jehan de Wasseige

EU Employment Law Report 11 | Q2 2021

European Union - August 2 2021 In this landmark ruling, the ECJ condemns the drop in social protection caused by temporary work agencies and their practice of placing workers…

Anton Aerts, Pieter De Koster, Guillaume Nolens, Jehan de Wasseige

Equal pay rule can be invoked in court between individuals or private entities for alleged gender pay differences in ‘work of equal value’

United Kingdom - June 4 2021 On 3 June 2021, the ECJ ruled that TFEU Article 157 on equal pay for men and women also has a direct horizontal effect insofar “work of equal value”…

Pieter De Koster, Jehan de Wasseige