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Can the employment contract of a protected employee be changed?

Verified 17 June 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

The protected employee shall be afforded special protection.

The protected employee status ensures that the amendment of his employment contract is not linked to his duties as employee representative.

This protection is intended in particular to protect the employee representative from possible reprisals by the employer.

Protection applies whether it is a simple change in working conditions or an essential element of the employment contract.

The employment contract of the protected employee cannot be changed without his agreement.

If the protected employee agrees, the amendments to the employment contract shall apply.

If the protected employee refuses the proposal, the employer must choose between the following 2 options: