Public service law
The second tranche of the Work and Security Act (WWZ) has been in effect since 1 July 2015. With the Work and Security Act, the cabinet hopes to bring employment law into line with the changes in society and to bring an end to the present divide between people with a permanent position and people with a temporary contract. This new dismissal law will hopefully make employers less cautious about taking on new employees.
The Work and Security Act will in due course also apply to public servants if the legislative proposal for the Public Servants (Standardisation of Legal Status) Act currently before the Senate does indeed become law. This will put an end to the special status of public servants and from that point onwards, the Work and Security Act will apply to most groups of public servants. We can imagine that you still have a number of questions regarding this. Our team, which is made up of specialists in the areas of both employment law and public service law, would be happy to advise you about the legal aspects of the new dismissal law.