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employee resignation process


Hi All,
Trying to understand how resignation works in Belgium. I've been just over 6 months with my Belgian employer, so notice period is 3 weeks for me (6 weeks for them). Can I give notice anytime? Or, does the 3 week period only begin in the following calendar month?


Hello, The notice period starts at the beginning of the month

Nov 8, 2017 22:13

It would be ridiculous to wait 3 weeks before your 3 week notice period can start.
It will start from the day after you deliver it.

Nov 9, 2017 18:25

Few years ago a new law came in force. By this law the notice period counts in weeks from Monday after a company received a signed letter from an employee.

If you send a letter today 10/11/2017 your company should receive it on 14-15/11, so the notice period starts from 20/11/2017.

Good luck!

Nov 10, 2017 12:32

Your notice period starts the Monday of the following week after you hand over your resignation letter, which you can do at any time. It is not necessary to send it by mail unless your employer refuses to sign the letter, in which case it is recommended to do so in order to have proof.

Maximtuliuk, what you are referring to only applies if the employee is being fired by the employer. They are required by law to send a registered letter, and they have to do so by Wednesday at the latest to have the notice period start the following Monday. As said, if the employee is resigning himself he can simply hand over a resignation letter to HR.

Nov 11, 2017 16:10
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Tks all! Any official links to this info?

Tks again,

Dec 5, 2017 11:51