04 Jun
13:15 - 14:45
UnliMited Network

Lecture: Dutch Disability Non-discrimination Law and Employment


If you are disabled or have a chronic illness, navigating the workplace and its demands can be a real challenge. For that reason, Dutch legislation provides for several (practical and/or financial) measures meant to support you in carrying out your work, and grants persons with disabilities protection from discrimination in the workplace. 

Introduction on Dutch Equal Treatment Act for Persons with a Disability or Chronic Illness

In this talk, mr. dr. Alexander Hoogenboom would like to focus on the latter and provide an accessible introduction to the Dutch Equal Treatment Act for Persons with a Disability or Chronic Illness. The Act understands the concepts of disability and chronic illness broadly to include, amongst others, ADHD, Autism (Autism spectrum disorder) dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.

Topics covered include: 

  • the basic setup of the Act;
  • the rights and principles therein; 
  • their application, and
  • where to find further information;

Programme - Tuesday 4 June 2024

The UnliMited Network would like to cordially invite staff and students with (in)visible disabilities, chronic illness or neurodivergence to this lecture. Also other interested staff are welcome. We will never ask  attendees to disclose their personal situation unless they want to themselves. 

  • 13:00-13:15 - Check-in
  • 13:15-14:00 - Lecture
  • 14:00-14:25 - Questions & Answers
  • 14:25-14:30 - Wrap up and closing

While the lecture will be in English, questions can also be asked in Dutch. In case you cannot attend the lecture in person you can follow on Zoom (Meeting ID: 812 0373 7772, Password: 587848 ). 

Registration and accessibility requests

Please register for this lecture by filling out the registration form. You can indicate accessibility needs you may have in this form as well. Check out the accessibility of the buildings of the Law Faculty.

Alexander Hoogenboom

mr. dr. Alexander Hoogenboom (MSc.) is a judge-in-training at the Central Appeals Tribunal of the Netherlands. Formerly, he worked as the general legal counsel for the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights, as a legal policy advisor at the Dutch Healthcare Authority and as a researcher and lecturer at Maastricht University.

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