Resigned yourself, what are your rights?

Employees who have resigned themselves are normally not entitled to unemployment benefits. However, there are a few exception cases. There are many reasons to resign from your employer, but this often has major consequences. When changing employers, a permanent contract often has to be terminated in exchange for a temporary contract with the new employer. This makes changing employers more difficult. Employees with a permanent contract have more security. However, a permanent contract is no reason to stay with the employer you actually want to leave. You cannot remain with an employer until retirement for security reasons. A decision to switch can be the wrong decision, but job satisfaction is also worth a lot. Before you quit your job, you must first be sure.

Resigned and still receiving unemployment benefits

In some cases you will receive unemployment benefits, even if you have quit your job yourself. This is, for example, the case if you are obliged to move due to your partner’s job. If he ends up at another location due to a promotion or reorganization, you can quit your job and still be entitled to unemployment benefits. This also applies if your partner is now unemployed and gets a new job elsewhere. There are requirements regarding travel time. From your new place of residence you will spend at least three hours a day traveling to work and back home. You should not quit your job until the last minute. You will only receive benefits from the moment you move.

Canceling a permanent contract for a temporary contract

When changing employers, you will often have to terminate a permanent contract for a temporary contract. If you know that this switch will lead to unemployment, you will not receive benefits after the end of the temporary contract. Accepting a temporary job that you know will not be extended is therefore a risk. You will have rights again from the moment you have worked another 26 weeks.

Can I cancel a temporary contract?

Even if you terminate a temporary contract, you are in principle not entitled to unemployment benefits. You are culpably unemployed and have chosen to quit your job. In many cases, a temporary contract is not easy to terminate. In an agreement you have committed yourself to the employer for a certain period. If a termination clause is included in the contract, the parties may also have the option to terminate prematurely. If you no longer wish to serve your contract, the employer will probably agree to terminate the contract. He has no use for unmotivated employees. It will only cause unrest among the other employees.

How long is my notice period?

The duration of the notice period is included in the employment contract. This will often amount to a period of one month or two months. The law specifies a period of one month, but it is permitted to specify a different period in the employment conditions. Many employers use a period of one calendar month. This would mean that you can cancel your contract before the first of the month to start with the new employer the following month. For example, if you cancel on March 8, you can start with the new employer on May 1.