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I am made redundant. How can I calculate the redundancy payment I may claim?

Calculation of a redundancy payment

If you are made redundant you may be able to claim a redundancy package. This depends on the actual situation and whether or not there is a social plan. If there is no social plan you will have to negotiate with the employer yourself about a redundancy payment you may receive due to the (unwanted) dismissal. But where do you start? Do you wait for the employer to make you an offer? Of course you can wait, but you can also take the first step yourself. The most used option to calculate a redundancy payment is the formula which has been developed by the lower Courts of Justice, the so called "kantonrechtersformule". Due to the many court cases they decided to create a formula which all courts would use. This formula will look at the period the employee has worked for the employer, the monthly salary which was being paid and the way the contract is ended.
You can find more information about the kantonrechtersformule on
More information about the tax options you have with respect to a redundancy payment can be found on
Our lawyer, who is specialized in employment law, can help you claim the right payment and also with other legal issues related to the dismissal. If you need her assistance please contact us.
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Comments (2)
Comment by ahmed on Wed, Dec 26th, 2012 at 6:30 PM
there has been a structural change within my company. the new manager is totally incompetent and a bully. i want to leave. i would however like to negotiate a redundancy package. what are my options?
Comment by arjan enneman on Thu, Jan 17th, 2013 at 9:54 AM
you can find the answer on
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