The halfway examination of Alexa Kavasto's dissertation

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The halfway examination of Alexa Kavasto's dissertation was held on February 15, 2022. The working title of the dissertation is “New obligations in sickness-based termination of employment contract”. The topic of the work, the current stage and results, as well as how the research process will be continued, were discussed at the event. The opponent was Professor Emeritus Niklas Bruun from Hanken School of Economics.

The main object of the dissertation is to address what kind of statutory obligations employer has in illness-based termination of employment contract. Secondly, the dissertation aims to explore how these obligations are evaluated in courts. The articles are focused on the recent modifications, such as emphasized status of employer loyalty principle as reflected in case law and reasonable accommodations as stated in Non-discrimination Act 15 § when terminating employee’s contract based on sickness.

First article will be published in late 2022 in a peer-reviewed journal Defensor Legis.