What should I do in case of dismissal?

Your boss wants to fire you. This can be done via the Institute for Employee Benefit Schemes (UWV), the subdistrict court or by mutual agreement. He does have to abide by the rules. You can also do something yourself in case of impending dismissal.

What can you do in case of impending dismissal?

Your employer can dismiss you through the UWV, the subdistrict court or through summary dismissal. The employer can also ask you to agree to the termination of the employment contract by submitting a settlement agreement. In all cases, please contact the FNV first. We can then guide you well, as an FNV member. We can also assist you in the procedure at the UWV or the subdistrict court.

What must your employer comply with?

If your employer wishes to dismiss you, this is done through the UWV or the subdistrict court. In both cases, the employer must present a solid dismissal file before the dismissal will be approved. For summary dismissal, the employer must have an urgent reason.

Can my employer dismiss me during my probationary period?

The probationary period and its duration must be clearly stated in your contract. During your probationary period, your employer may dismiss you with immediate effect and you may also resign yourself. There is one exception: you may not be fired during your probationary period because of a chronic illness or disability.

Can my employer fire me if I am ill?

In principle, you may not be dismissed during the first two years of your illness. However, there are a few exceptions. For example, you may be dismissed if you refuse to cooperate in your reintegration without good reason or if you fall ill after your employer has requested your dismissal.

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