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Luxembourg: Important Change for Employees on Sickness Leave

The grand-ducal regulation dated 8 April 2020, which entered into force on the same day, foresees the suspension of the protection period of 26 weeks against termination, which is laid down by article L.121-6 (3) of the Labour Code.

This suspension will apply during the entire sanitary crisis and blocks the employer from terminating with notice the employee on sick leave, except for serious misconduct.

The fraction of the 26 weeks that remains at the beginning of the crisis (18th March 2020) resumes running the day after the end of the crisis (a priori 19th June 2020).


A dedicated section on our website lists the current measures, categorised by legal areas. It will continue to be updated as the situation develops and as additional measures are adopted.

KLEYR | GRASSO attorneys are available to assist you with these and other workplace issues. For more information, visit kleyrgrasso.com.

For more information please contact Joseph Granato, Communications Manager at L&E Global at joseph.granato@leglobal.org.