Every detail must be just right when an employer sends a registered letter to an employee
30 June 2017
When an employer wants his employee to perform a notice period, he must notify this decision to the employee by registered letter, otherwise the notice the notice may be null and void. The official receipt from the post office is the evidence that the registered letter has been sent.
According to the Brussels Labour Court, the notice is null and void when the official receipt mentions an erroneous postal code (1070 instead of 1700) and the employee claims never having received the notice letter. On the other hand, the decision to dismiss remains effective, which means that the employer must pay an indemnity in lieu of notice for not respecting the formalities of a notice period.