The law stipulates that an employer does not (in principle) owe any transition payment in the event of a serious imputable act on the part of an employee (Book 7, Article 673(7), opening words and under c, of the Dutch Civil Code).
On 30 March 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that instant dismissal does not necessarily mean that serious imputable acts have been committed.
The employer has breached the reinstatement obligation.
The Subdistrict Court of North Holland recently awarded the highest fair compensation ever: €530,000! One day after his manager resigned, the employee was informed that his position had become redundant and was immediately suspended. The Subdistrict Court ruled that the employer had breached the reinstatement obligation.