Illness and incapacity in the workplace


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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