€27,000 for sacked divorced journalist

Newspaper Katholiek Nieuwsblad must pay €27,000 in compensation to its former editor-in-chief, a Den Bosch court ruled on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old man was sacked because he got divorced following an extra-marital affair. The court declared this was insufficient reason for the newspaper to claim breach of contract, despite its strong Catholic views and opposition to divorce.

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