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Redundancy

Question

Let's say you think you might get made redundant. Let's say it's because you don't get along with your manager. You work for a big reputable company and worked there 15 years in Belgium.

What kind of compensation could one expect the company is obliged to pay

Answer
J Jun 17, 2017 12:12

No compensation is due with redundancy, BUT if you are individually made redundant, then you have to be given the legal notice:
http://www.xn--pravis-cva.be/ECMS_CLIENT/configuration/pages/calculator.php

In your case, it should be about 15 months. In practice, you're likely to get 0 to 3 months notice and the rest paid to you in a lump sum.

Answer
Innovator Jun 18, 2017 11:16

This "lump sum" can be seen as a form of compensation.
What is quite common is to ask to get fired, and then negotiate a package.
(Usually less than with a regular redundancy).

That way you also have rights regarding unemployment etc.

Answer
CC_R Jun 20, 2017 07:39

It's quite difficult for employers to make people redundant from what I hear if there is a union at work join it now to get help.

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