Within the wider field of employment law, Punt & van Hapert specialises in labour law. That means cases where those involved no longer see eye to eye. Agitation in the workplace is a disruptive factor for both employees and employers. The parties involved want to know how they can resolve matters as swiftly as possible and bring an unpleasant situation to an end. It helps if we can advise you about the options and the best approach before a legal dispute arises. This can be done directly or in the background.
The priority is that you are not faced with any unpleasant surprises. A robust and comprehensive dossier will stand you in good stead in court. We provide support to both employers and employees in relation to all kinds of termination proceedings. The procedure around the termination of employment is the central element. Our aim will be to maximise – or minimise – the amount of severance pay. And where necessary, we will not shy away from forcing a resolution in proceedings that are ongoing or have stalled.
A summary procedure, for example, can be used to obtain a decision regarding a non-competition clause, a wage claim or re-employment, and at the same time a decision will often also be forthcoming over the terms of the termination. We will decide on these tactics together with you. We’ll discuss when to settle, and when to stick to your guns. The best course of action can change from one moment to the next. The range of judgments made by the various subdistrict courts also plays a role in this. We will always give you a balanced picture of the risks and, at the same time, an estimate of the costs involved. This is how we ensure that you are satisfied with the end result.