Belgian firms set to body search staff

29th September 2004, Comments 0 comments

29 September 2004, BRUSSELS – Belgian companies should soon have more powers to search their employees, following a decision by Interior Minister Patrick Dewael.

29 September 2004

BRUSSELS – Belgian companies should soon have more powers to search their employees, following a decision by Interior Minister Patrick Dewael.

The measures will apply to employees, cleaning staff, and supplying agents in a bid to stop stolen property leaving the premises.

Dewael has given his agreement to suppress certain limitations of the 3 June law on private security, to allow the searches to go ahead.

The original text only permitted searches of clothes and personal belongings under strict conditions.

The changes would allow more leeway to make checks when there is a good reason to do so.

The amendment must be approved by the Belgian government and parliament but Dewael said he did not expect any resistance.

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Subject: Belgian news

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