Employment of people with disabilities: according to Advocate General Rantos, an employer is obliged, as a matter of reasonable accommodation, to reassign a worker who has become unfit for his or her job to another job where he or she has the necessary skill, ability and availability, and where such a measure does not impose a disproportionate burden on the employer

(Source: Court of Justice of the European Union)

Those accommodations are a preventive measure to maintain the employment of people with disabilities and apply to workers on probation as part of their recruitment

The purpose of the public limited company HR Rail is to select and recruit the statutory and nonstatutory staff needed to carry out the tasks of Infrabel SA and the Société nationale des chemins de fer belges (SNCB). It recruited a maintenance technician specialising in track maintenance, who began his traineeship with Infrabel in November 2016. In December 2017, that trainee technician (the technician) was diagnosed with a heart problem requiring the fitting of a pacemaker, a device sensitive to the electromagnetic fields emitted, in particular, by the railways, so that he was
recognised as disabled by the Federal Public Service Social Security (Belgium).

Opinion of the Advocate General in the case C-485/20

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