Yesterday, the Labour Court of Charleroi, Belgium, condemned Ryanair for unfair dismissal of three of its employees. This Court Case will set a legal precedent and indicates that social dumping is not acceptable in Europe.
The Belgian Court declared itself competent to judge the case of three employees of Ryanair in its Belgian base (Charleroi). The decision was made on the grounds of Belgian law, despite Ryanair's claims that Irish judges were competent and Irish law should apply. The Ryanair emlpoyees had Irish contracts.