The EU Court of Justice today ruled that a worker dismissed during part-time parental leave should receive a fixed-sum protective award on the basis of his or hers full-time salary.

EU law provides that workers must be protected against all unlawful dismissal resulting from taking a parental leave. Also, the Belgian transposing law states that any employer who dismisses an employee for no sufficient reason, is required to pay the worker fixed-sum protective compensation equal to six months’ s...


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