Lyreco Belgium NV v Sophie RogiersPosted In: Case Law
Legal BodyCourt of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionWorking Time and 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
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