No temporary unemployment after all for quarantined workers who can’t telework
Thursday, 31 December 2020
Belgium reversed the decision to allow temporary unemployment to workers returning to Belgium who cannot telework during their quarantine.
The opposite had initially been announced, but after a “debate” within the government, a spokesman for Federal Employment Minister Pierre-Yves Dermagne said that these workers would have to take leave instead.
“We do not want to punish the people who chose to take a trip after all,” according to Dermagne, “but it seems logical and reasonable to us that they should not be entitled to temporary unemployment.”