What if your contract is broken? Can my employer cancel the contract? Can I break my contract? Yes, that's possible. Read all about it below.

I want to break my contract. What now?

The first three working days that you perform as a student in the context of a student agreement are considered a trial period. During this trial period, you as a student can terminate the student agreement without notice or compensation.

This trial period is always available, even if this is not explicitly provided for in the agreement. The duration of the trial period cannot be extended, not even due to suspension of the execution of the agreement during the trial period (for example, no extension of the trial period in case of illness).

Do you want to end your fixed-term contract if you're already out of your trial period? You have to take this into account with a notice period:

  • that is 1 calendar day, if you have a contract of maximum 1 month.
  • if your employment contract lasts longer than 1 month, you must observe a notice period of 3 calendar days.

can my employer cancel the contract?

Yes, he can. But he has to take into account some conditions. During the trial period, the employer can terminate the student agreement without notice or compensation. Has the trial period ended? The employer must take into account a notice period:

  • these are 3 calendar days, if you as a student have a contract of maximum 1 month.
  • if your employment contract for your student job lasts longer than 1 month, the employer must respect a notice period of 7 calendar days.

In both cases, the notice period starts on the Monday following the notice of termination. Your employer must send you a registered letter or do it through a bailiff.