Every employee has a right to go on holiday. But how is paid holiday leave accrued and arranged in Dutch employment law?
In Dutch employment law, there is a big role for the termination agreement. It goes by the name termination agreement (because it terminates the employment relationship) or settlement agreement (because it settles a dispute between employer and employee).
What is a non-compete clause?
Instant dismissal (also called summary dismissal) is an appealing topic in Dutch employment law. In the event of gross misconduct on behalf of the employee, the employer can “fire” the employee immediately and without severance compensation.
An employer is not allowed to discriminate against employees and potential employees. Dutch employment law contains several grounds on which basis it is illegal to discriminate for the employer, like age, religion, race and sexual preference.
When is Dutch labour law applicable to your employment contract? In general, all agreements of employees based in the Netherlands whose working activities are performed in or from the Netherlands, are governed by Dutch labour law.
An employer can suspend an employee if there are sufficient grounds for it. Usually, this is a prelude to the dismissal of the employee. During a suspension, an employer can for instance investigate whether there are grounds for instant dismissal. Alternatively, an employer can suspend an employee and submit a request to terminate the employment agreement at the Court.