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. During reorganisations, employees are often laid-off based on redundancy. Or alleged redundancy? In our experience it is not exceptional that lay-offs include employees whose employment activities do, in fact, continue to exist. We help expats figuring out the facts and negotiating more favourable terms of a settlement package.
See also our page on Dutch Dismissal and Redundancy Law.