Caducidade do contrato de trabalho por impossibilidade superveniente, absoluta e definitiva de o trabalhador com deficiência ou doença crónica realizar a atividade
: a relevância do dever de adaptação razoável na caducidade do contrato de trabalho

  • Ana Rita Mota do Barreiro (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present dissertation reflects on the expiry of the employment contract due to the supervening, absolute and definitive impossibility of the employee to carry out his usual work due to illness. As the issue in question is strongly intertwined with discrimination, we address the compatibility with the principle of equality and non-discrimination on grounds of disability in the light of European Union law. Through the investigation carried out, it is possible to conclude that the recent case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, especially regarding the obligation of reasonable accommodation, has a considerable impact on the protection given to these employees when they are included in the concept of disability.
Date of Award18 May 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorCatarina de Oliveira Carvalho (Supervisor)


  • Disability
  • Discrimination
  • Expiry
  • Right to a reasonable adaptation


  • Mestrado em Direito

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