Lodging an objection generally does not suspend the effect of the contested decision. This means that the decision will be executed as if no objection were lodged. Should you believe execution of the decision should be suspended, for example because the decision entering into effect would result in an irrevocable situation, you may apply the court for a suspension order. This is referred to as an injunctive relief application.

The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities in Article 8.9(3) makes an exception to the rule that an objection procedure has no suspensive effect. Dismissal resulting from a reorganization or arising from the removal of a position, staff redundancy or the loss of qualifications for the employment, or for reasons of incompetence or unsuitability, will become effective no earlier than a week following the Executive Board issuing its decision on the objection.