Lying for gain… Summary dismissal justified?

An employee who lies can create real frustration for an employer. Employers regularly regard conduct like this as justifying summary dismissal. But is lying actually a pressing reason for summary dismissal? Recent court decisions indicate that this topic should be approached with some care. Lying about contacting a GP...

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New rules regarding on-call workers

The Dutch Balanced Labour Market Act (Wet arbeidsmarkt in balans (Wab)) brought about drastic changes to the rules regarding on-call workers as per 1 January 2020. These changes are intended to provide on-call workers with more income security and to combat unnecessary availability (‘being on-call’). With effect from 1...

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Requesting and providing references – a risky business!

On 13 December 2019, the Dutch Supreme Court provided clarity on the issue of giving references for ex-employees. Even after the employment relationship has ended, the employer and employee must act in accordance with the principle of being a good employer and a good employee. For this reason, negative...

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