What are my employment rights?

Everyone who works as an employee in Belgium has the same employment rights. Even if you have no legal residence, or are working off the books. If you would like more information about your employment rights, you can always get in touch with a trade union, a labour inspectorate or FAIRWORK Belgium.

This website explains your primary employment rights, such as: wages in the case of an accident at work, on dismissal during pregnancy, or illness, if you are the victim of violence

If you would rather have a list of these rights in a leaflet, you can view themhere.

If you would like to know how to enforce your rights, you will find all the information you need here.

Important: If you’re searching for clients and working with your own materials, you may be a stealth worker. In this situation, you would lose your employment rights. Make sure you read what this means.