More than half of Belgium's working population has experienced a workplace absence of one month or longer. Add to that the fact that one-third of those cases are due to psychological illnesses, and it's clear that Belgian employers face big challenges when it comes to long-term illnesses and incapacity.
The issue is delicate: an employer must respect its workers' right to privacy, but long-term sick employees cost companies time, productivity and money.
Watch our presentation or download the slides to discover more about:
- the challenge of long-term absences in Belgium
- employer and employee obligations, and
- legal options for employers faced with this issue
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