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.

06 July 2021

GDPR: adequacy decision allows transfer of personal data to the UK

On 28 June 2021, the European Commission adopted an adequacy decision authorising the transfer of personal data to the UK.

05 July 2021


The impact of CoVID-19 on business operations and labour relations

24 June 2021

International social security: the ECJ clarifies the notion of "normal place of employment”

The Court of Justice of the European Union clarifies the notion of “normal place of employment” in the context of the applicable social security law in a situation of cross-border employment.

16 April 2021

Sotra is once again widely praised by the international guides for business lawyers

This year again, the four main reference directories for business lawyers praise the quality of the work and service of Sotra's lawyers. This positioning confirms the excellence of the firm, which has already been recognised as the "Best Belgian Independent Employment Law Firm" at the 2018 Trends Legal Awards.

Office News
31 March 2021

A headscarf ban on the workfloor can be permitted as part of a neutrality policy

The Ghent Labour Court has ruled on the conditions under which a private company can pursue a policy of neutrality with regards to signs of religious or philosophical beliefs

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