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An employee who’s employment was ended by the employer, requested a transitional allowance from the employer. The employment lasted exactly 24 months.
According to Section 7:673 subsection 1 of the Dutch Civil Code an employee has the right to a transitional allowance if the employment relations lasted at least 24 months.
In this Dutch Labour Law case, the employer interpreted Section 7:673 subsection 1 of the Dutch Civil Code as that the employment relation must have lasted longer than 24 moths and the employee is not entitled to a transitional allowance.
The judge found in the Dutch Labour Law case that the employer misinterpreted the stipulations of Section 7:673 subsection 1 of the Dutch Civil Code. The article stipulates that the employment relation must have lasted at least 24 moths and that the employer is entitled to a transitional allowance.
Case: 5664602 AZ VERZ 17-8
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