Summary dismissal

Summary dismissal is the most far-reaching means that the employer has to put an end to the employment relationship. This remedy has considerable consequences for the employee. For example, employees may no longer claim a WW (unemployment) benefit. Under what circumstances is summary dismissal justified? Basic premise Summary dismissal is justified if the employee has committed or omitted an act that constitutes urgent cause. This includes serious misconduct at work, such as theft, fraud or refusal to work. The question of whether a summary dismissal is justified may depend on the particular and individual circumstances of the employee. This is reflected in the judgment of the Court of Appeal of The Hague of 30 January 2018, [...]