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Florian Jeske

DLA Piper

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Dismissal on suspicion (“Verdachtskündigung”) - reasonable time period to give a statement regarding the accusations

Germany - May 3 2018 On 21 March 2018, the state labor court of Schleswig-Holstein ruled that a valid “dismissal on suspicion” (“Verdachtskündigung”) requires that the...


Threat to commit suicide or to run amok can justify a dismissal for cause with immediate effect

Germany - December 21 2017 On 29 June 2017 the Federal Labour Court decided that a serious threat of committing suicide or to run amok can be a compelling reason to terminate an...


Discriminatory job advertisement - No claim for damages if applicant was not “seriously” applying for the job

Germany - August 18 2017 If an applicant applies for a job solely to bring a claim then he will have no claim for damages, even if the job advertisement violates the General...


Employer may not issue polemic reference letter as coercive measures may follow

Germany - April 19 2017 While an employee’s enforceable claim to have a reference letter issued generally only covers the formal and substantial minimum requirements of such...


Continued remuneration during outpatient care

Germany - September 6 2016 On 25 May 2016 the Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, docket number 5 AZR 29815) ruled that employees on statutory insurance have a claim...