Dr Isabel Schäfer

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A cycling accident with fatal consequences - Regional labour court rules over injury and dismissal

Germany - September 11 2019 Around 20% of all dismissals of employees are subject to legal action. Therefore it is reasonable that employers want to make sure that…

The hazards when working from home

Germany - August 16 2019 As more and more employees enjoy Home Office options, litigation with regard to work accidents suffered when working from home has also become more…

Fixed-term employment contract for actor in crime series - justified due to the specific characteristics of the work performance

Germany - April 26 2018 According to the Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, BAG) the employment contract of an actor in a crime series can be fixed-term according to…

Obligation to provide the works council with salary data does not allow for anonymized lists

Germany - December 12 2017 Under the Works Constitution Act, the works council has a right to access information regarding the gross salary of employees. Such information is…

Competing activities during notice period can justify an immediate termination for cause

Germany - August 7 2017 In its judgment dated 12 April 2017 (docket number 3 Sa 202/16), the Higher Regional Labour Court of Schleswig Holstein found that activities for a…