Dutch Dismissal and Redundancy Law

Dutch employment law offers a high degree of protection to employees working in the Netherlands.  Such protection comes to the fore in the event that an employer wishes to terminate an employee’s employment contract. An employer who intends to dismiss an employee is required, by law, to comply with several strict rules and regulations.

We have put together a concise overview discussing (a) giving notice during a probation period or with immediate effect, (b) the termination of employment based on ‘reasonable grounds’ either with permission from the so-called UWV or by the courts, (c) fixed-term contracts, (d) Settlement Agreements (often referred to as ‘Termination Agreements’), (e) the rules concerning the transition payment and the severance pay.

Arnoud Noordam gave a short lecture on this topic for IN Amsterdam on their Work & Careers seminar, you can find the presentation here.

We provide legal advice and provide legal assistance in dismissal and redundancy situations. If you need any help please contact us on telephone number 020 – 6898 123.