A relevant aspect for the worker is that the date of termination of the employment contract is compatible with the date on which the worker is entitled to unemployment benefits. For this reason, the settlement agreement must adequately reflect the correct compliance with the notice period in force at the time of termination of the employment contract. To be safe and with regard to the worker`s rights to unemployment benefit, the VSO often contains a provision that states that the termination of the employment contract is not due to the worker (the worker has not given notice), since the employer has taken the initiative to terminate the employment contract. 3. Are cancellation contracts recognised by Dutch law? Many employment contracts under Dutch law provide for prohibitions on debauchery and/or prohibitions on competition. .