New redundancy law: not for over-55s

Social affairs minister Piet Hein Donner wants to retain the current redundancy laws for employees aged 55 and older, reports Monday’s Financieele Dagblad.

The paper says Donner recognises that his plans to simplify redundancy law could hit older employees hardest by allowing employers to replace them more easily with younger and cheaper personnel.
The controversial reforms, which have divided the three-party coalition government, are intended to make it simpler to fire people. They include ending the role of the courts and setting limits on service-related redundancy payouts.
The minister made the remark at a fringe meeting on Saturday during the Christian Democratic party conference in Utrecht.

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