Lyreco Belgium NV v Sophie Rogiers

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Working Time
Issues covered: Parental Leave

From 3 January 2005, Ms Rogiers worked in Belgium as a full-time employee of Lyreco under an employment contract of indefinite duration.

Ms Rogiers was on maternity leave from 9 January 2009 to 26 April 2009 after which date Ms Rogiers should have resumed work on a half-time basis under parental leave which she had been granted for a period of four months. However, by registered letter dated 27 April 2009, Lyreco terminated Ms Rogiers’ employment contract with a notice period of five months taking effect on 1 May 2009.

Ms Rogiers brought an action against her dismissal before the Labour Court (Antwerp) disputing the grounds of dismissal provided by Lyreco, namely: (a) that it was impossible

Already a subscriber?

Click here to login and access the full article.

Don't miss out, start your free trial today!

Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.

Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe

24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues

Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law

Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors

Already a subscriber, now or Start my free trial today

This article is correct at 04/04/2014

The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.

Kevin McVeigh
Elliott Duffy Garrett

The main content of this article was provided by Kevin McVeigh. Contact telephone number is 028 9024 5034 or email

View all articles by Kevin McVeigh