If the termination of the employment contract is based on the following grounds, the employer may request the court to terminate the employment contract:
Notice given with permission from the UWV
If the termination of the employment contract is (i) based on economic grounds or (ii) occurs after a period of illness of more than two years, the employer will first have to obtain permission from the Employment Insurance Agency (UWV) to terminate the employment contract. Notice given without permission of the UWV is null and void.
There are different ways in which an employment contract may legally be terminated. One of these methods is termination based on reasonable grounds.
Both parties may terminate the employment contract with immediate effect for ‘urgent reasons’. The reason, or reasons, for the dismissal must be specified immediately.
An employer and employee may choose to include a probation period in an employment contract at the time that the contract is drawn up. The maximum probation period depends upon the duration of the employment contract.
Introduction: 8 Blogarticles in English on methods to terminate an employment contract
Under Dutch Law there are various ways to terminate an employment contract. This blog provides an overview of six alternative methods by which an employment contract may legally be terminated or may come to an end: