Under-45s will get less money when sacked

31st October 2008, Comments 3 comments

New regulations see Dutch employees under the age of 45 receive less monetary compensation if fired.

31 October 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - Dutch employees under the age of 45 who lose their job will receive less financial compensation thanks to a change of policy by the courts.

The courts decided that the under-45s will receive less money because they have a better chance of finding another job.

Judges will also take the employer's financial situation into account as well as the individual employee's job prospects and educational background.

Until now, employees were awarded average compensation of one month's salary for every year of service.

Employers are happy with the change, but not so the unions. The FNV criticised the timing of the decision, with the country on the brink of a recession. Representatives of middle and senior management personnel said it creates the impression that the courts are politically motivated.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

3 Comments To This Article

  • khan posted:

    on 10th November 2008, 17:48:51 - Reply

    Surinam, Nederlands Antill or any other dutch coloney or recruit them to fight for war on terror.

    Basically the FNV, CWI, DWI, Belasting dienst should give concessions to the companies who are hiring 45 er. So, instead of doing that they find the easy solution and I proposed much easier.
  • Elizabeth posted:

    on 9th November 2008, 00:40:09 - Reply

    Khan, Deport them to where? if they happen to be dutch?
  • khan posted:

    on 5th November 2008, 14:07:46 - Reply

    why don't the government simply deport or kill who are above 45?