Since employment contracts cannot be terminated unilaterally by the employer for an indefinite period under Dutch law, the employer must request termination via one of the available forms. There are three main ways of termasing the employment relationship in the Netherlands (see recruitment and dismissal in the Netherlands): 1. Proceedings before the cantonal court 2. Procedure with the Employment Service (UWV) 3. Dismissal by mutual agreement. Needless to say, the easiest and cheapest way to end the employment relationship is usually by mutual agreement. In the latter situation, termination is usually stipulated in a cancellation contract. In general, the parties may not invoke fraud or misrepresentation after the conclusion of an agreement. As a result, a transaction agreement can rarely be reversed, adapted or terminated. The rule: “What has been determined is determined”. It is therefore of the utmost importance that you actually understand which agreements will be included in the transaction. There is no legal obligation for the employer to replace the lawyer`s fees incurred by the employee to have the cancellation contract verified by a lawyer. A valid cancellation contract can be concluded without the participation of a lawyer….