I received an employment contract for a definite term of six months.
One of the articles in this agreement states (literally):
The Agreement can be terminated prematurely by each of the Parties with due observance of the statutory notice period.
According to the Dutch law, there is only a statutory notice period defined for indefinite term contracts. To terminate a definite term contract, the law requires mutual written agreement of both parties (besides cantonal court, urgent dismissal or after consent of the employee insurance agency).
The contract itself does not determine any notice period, neither does the law, so what (if anything) does this article effectively mean? Would it automatically fall back to the law applicable to indefinite term contracts?