Employment law in the food sector

‘For years now, we can count on professional advice from our legal partner, who joins us in our thought process. Their advice is based on possibilities and cooperation and open-mindedness are key.’ Judith Pijs, HR manager at Hutten
The food sector is one of the most regulated markets. It is a market that changes rapidly, for example when it comes technology and product innovation. Employment law in the food sector is highly dynamic. Legal subjects that are important include the arrangement of the flexible pool of temporary staff and safety and hygiene regulations. Holla’s employment law specialists have many years of experience in the food sector. We are experts in the market and have a deep knowledge of the issues that you will face as an organisation. We advise on all aspects of employment law, including individual dismissal matters, reorganisations, absenteeism and reintegration, transgressive behaviour in the workplace and employee participation. We can take on the role of strategic sparring partner if needed. As a trusted advisor to, among others, meat processing companies, confectionery producers, growers and distributors of fruits and vegetables, catering companies and producers of food products, we have the necessary knowledge and experience to advise you.

Examples of our experience:

  • A necessary reorganisation that was rolled out smoothly with the help of our employment law specialists. Through clear communication with the trade unions and the Works Council and the implementation of a departure incentive scheme we could prevent a dismissal procedure.
  • Successfully acting for an organisation where theft of food products was captured on camera, this resulted in immediate dismissal.
  • Successfully assisting an organisation in a dispute over whether a suspended employee had been employed by a transfer of undertaking.
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