Specialists in social law.
Nothing more, nothing less.

Sotra's expertise encompasses all branches of labor law, social security law and HR tax law, in the private and public sector.

Our services

We mainly offer our services to corporations and to public administrations. We also assist managers and company directors who have specific needs in social law and HR-tax law.
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TeamOur lawyers

The expertise of Sotra's lawyers focuses exclusively on employment law and income tax in the field of human resources. Their experience is solidly built on many years of practice, advising a wide diversity of demanding clients

OfficesWhere to find us

Our practice is 100% digital: we offer our services online, by videoconference and by phone. But we do of course have offices in Brussels and Namur, because sometimes it is convenient (and pleasant) to meet each other in person!
02 November 2021

Obstructing traffic during a strike can result in a criminal conviction

In a judgment of 19 October 2021, the Court of Appeal of Liège convicted several activists of a Trade Union for having deliberately obstructed road traffic during a national strike.Following the recent case law of the Court of Cassation, the criminal court has ruled that it is irrelevant whether or not the strikers were aware of the danger caused by their action.

Collective employment law
17 August 2021

Sexist comments on a Facebook group may constitute grounds for serious cause

Recently, the Labour Court of Liège authorised the dismissal for serious cause of a protected worker who had made sexist and disrespectful remarks on a Facebook group against one of his colleagues.

Termination
26 July 2021

The CJEU clarifies the conditions for neutrality policies adopted within an undertaking

A general ban on religious or political signs in the workplace is possible under certain conditions, according to the CJEU. Such a policy must be justified by a genuine need on the part of the employer, be applied consistently and be limited to what is strictly necessary. Otherwise, such a policy could be considered discriminatory.

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PODCASTSoCast

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SoCast is a podcast produced by the law firm Sotra. We comment on the essential legislative and jurisprudential news in social law, in the private sector and the public sector.

AgendaUpcoming events

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As well-regarded specialists, Sotra's lawyers are regularly invited to speak during seminars and conferences on topics of social and fiscal law.
22 Feb From 08:30 to 11:30
Webinar
NCOI & SOTRA : Actualités en Droit social
Speaker : Valentin Hanquet

Vous connaissez les derniers changements en droit social ? Les diverses adaptations dans les règles régissant le crédit-temps et les congés thématiques, la discussion autour de la mobilité, le jobs deal? Arrêts et jugements pertinents : brève chronique de la jurisprudence Nos actualités en droit social (3 sessions par an) sont animées par des avocats du cabinet d'avocat SOTRA.

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SotrAcademy

The first streaming platform on Belgian social law

A unique offer for HR professionals

For the price of a "traditional" seminar, you can access our trimestrial social news webinars and numerous thematic webinars: social elections, Covid-19, GDPR, work rules, business secrets, basic trainings, alternative remunerations, etc.

Our platform is in the process of being recognised by the OBFG and the IJE.

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