Mother of jailed politician Babaryka’s lawyer put out of work

Аlena Layeuskaya. photo:

The Belarusian State University (BSU) decided not to re-sign the employment contract with Alena Layeuskaya, a civil law teacher at the Faculty of Law.

Her son Dzmitry Layeuski is a lawyer of imprisoned ex-presidential candidate Viktar Babaryka. According to him, the university authorities have never had any complaints about his mother’s work.

“The employer has chosen not to renew [the contract], although she stated her willingness to continue working and intention to have the term of employment extended. Moreover, they are obliged to extend it under the law, as there is a rule in Article 261-5 of the Labour Code that an employer shall enter into a new contract with an employee who has no more than two years to reach their retirement age. This is exactly her case,” Dzmitry Layeuski commented on the situation.

Nevertheless, the BSU administration seems to jhave turned a blind eye to a norm of law. Alena Layeuskaya, an associate professor at Civil Law Department, have worked at the university for 22 years. She is the author of more than 150 academic papers.

As reported earlier, since the beginning of post-election protests, Qualification Commission at the Justice Ministry have terminated the licenses of many Belarusian lawyers who were involved in defending citizens prosecuted on political grounds.

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