What should I do if my employer wants me to sign a termination agreement?
Article ID: 127 | Last Updated: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 11:54 PM
If your employer offers you a proposal to end the employment contract, it is important that you don't just sign or promise anything. Because if you do, this can have serious consequences.
If the employment contract is ended with mutual consent, it means that you sign for your approval of the dismissal. Cooperating with your own dismissal can have negative consequences for possible unemployment benefits you may receive.
Ask your employer to put the proposal on paper, sign nothing and ask our lawyer to check the proposal first. She can make sure your rights are secured and also that you get paid what you should be paid and if applicable also assist you with getting a redundancy payment from your employer.
Subjects she will also address for example are payment of outstanding holidays, termination date, non-repayment of a study allowance, non-competition clause, outstanding bonus, options etc.
See also our brochure about redundancy in the Netherlands.