Instead of supporting the Operations Manager who was unfit for work in his process of recovery and returning to work, and contrary to the advice of the company doctor, the CEO of the company claimed the employee could not return to his position as Operations Manager. Although the claim was not substantiated, the company dismissed the employee. The court ruled that the company did not have a proper ground for termination and it had acted seriously culpable towards the employee. Subsequently, the court granted the employee a fair payment (“billijke vergoeding”) of EUR 141,500 gross, in addition to the statutory severance payment (the so-called “transitievergoeding”) of EUR 27,513,90 gross to which the employee was entitled. The amount of fair payment equals about one year’s salary (including the average bonus). This is the highest amount granted as fair payment under the new dismissal legislation so far.