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Belgian employment law training

Who should attend

This Belgian employment law training course is relevant to international HR managers and directors in the UK who have responsibility for employees in Belgium. It will also be useful to managers and directors who anticipate entering the Belgian market and who need to be aware of their responsibilities to their people.


An employer found guilty of discrimination by a Belgian court can face a sentence of up to one year in prison. There is no concept of redundancy in Belgium and no concept of unfair dismissal either.

Led by an experienced Belgian employment lawyer, who is used to advising HR based in the UK and the USA, this Belgian employment law training will give you an understanding of the implications of employing people in a country where most global organisations have a presence.


Please note that this course programme will run over two afternoons (2 x 3 hour course sessions). Day 1 will take place on 7 September and Day 2 will take place on 8 September 2021.

DAY 1 

14:00 start; 17:00 close

Introduction and expectations


  • sources of law
  • similarities and key differences

Getting started

  • recruitment issues, the dos and don’ts of interviewing and understanding references
  • key terms in contracts of employment
  • typical benefits

Employee representation

  • union delegation, committee for prevention and protection at work and works council


14:00 start; 17:00 close

Working time and leaves

Day to day employee management

  • discipline and grievance
  • dealing individual issues

Termination of the employment contract

  • different ways of terminating employment contract
  • collective dismissal




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