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Social Law Unit

CORe - Centre for Government and Law

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The Social Law Unit’s research relates to labour law and social security law. Belgian, European and international regulations are involved in the research, and attention is paid to functional comparative law.

Within the broad field of social law, the unit has special research expertise in:

  • collective labour law
  • social rights
  • equal treatment in employment and occupation
  • equal treatment for students with a disability (higher education)
  • the protection against dismissal for special personnel categories
  • the intersection of individual and collective labour law with insolvency law
  • the legal qualification of volunteer work
  • cross-border employment relationships
  • the free movement of workers
  • work incapacity, with special attention to mental illness