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Katrien Leijnen

Senior Associate

CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Languages Dutch, French, English, German

Katrien is specialised in labour law and social security law. She advises and represents clients in the context of legal disputes before the (labour) courts. Her expertise includes all legal aspects of human resources management, from hiring to firing, from individual grievances to collective labour disputes and restructuring issues.

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  • 2008 - Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix Namur, FUNDP (Bachelor in Law)
  • 2010 - Universiteit Antwerpen, UA (Master in Law)
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  • Treft de sociale antimisbruikbepaling ook bonuspensioenplannen?, Life & Benefits (Kluwer), April 2013
  • Hoe bereken je de opzeggingsvergoeding bij deeltijdse arbeid?, HR Magazine, 11 September 2012
  • Werkgever betaalt gelag bij ontslag na klacht wegens pesterijen, HR Magazine, 16 April 2012
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Septem­ber 2018 News­let­ter
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Janu­ary 2017 News­let­ter