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Can my employer revert to the contract extension he has promised?

Just over a month ago, the economy was still doing well. Many employers are currently struggling financially. But what if he said a while ago that your contract would be extended. May he reconsider that promise? Our experienced employment lawyers are happy to tell you.

An important difference: commitment or offer

First of all, it is necessary to discuss the distinction between a commitment and an offer.

In principle, you are entitled to a contract extension if this is promised.

You will not have an agreement on contract extension until you have agreed to the offer - in writing or verbally.

It can be difficult to determine whether you are dealing with a commitment or an offer. Often you can tell from the circumstances - the setting or way of asking - whether you have to agree with something. Is that right? Then you have had an offer. Not sure? Feel free to contact us, maybe we can help you.

Legally valid

Has your employer promised or offered a contract extension and did you agree to this, “preferably demonstrably”? Then there is a legally valid agreement. Your employer cannot just come back to this. You are entitled to the contract extension.

Emergency measure Bridging for Job Retention (NOW)

We get a lot of questions on this topic, probably because there are many employers who would rather not renew contracts now because they are having a hard time financially. Employers who now want to save on wage costs. Is this the case with you? Then point your employer to the Emergency measure Bridging for Job Retention (NOW). He receives compensation for wage costs from the government. It is supported, so that you do not suffer from the economic consequences of the corona virus.

More information

Are you in this situation, or do you have questions about this article? Feel free to contact us via sc@unie.nl or 0345 851 963. Our Service Center and our employment lawyers are available every working day from 8.00:18.00 am to XNUMX:XNUMX pm. And do you have any other questions about the impact of the corona virus on your work and income? Then check our special corona page.