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Job interviews in Germany: no right to ask applicants about preliminary investigations by public prosecution office

Germany - July 10 2013 The German Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht) recently passed a decision (BAG, November 11, 2012 - 6 AZR 339/11) that dealt with an…

Labor courts in Germany extend employer’s rights to monitor and control employee IT devices

Germany - October 31 2012 In a series of recent verdicts since 2011, Higher Labor Courts in Germany have increased the employer’s scope to monitor and control employees’ use of provided company IT and to sanction breaches of contract and statutory law discovered hereby.

European Court of Human Rights protects whistleblowers from dismissal – right to blame the employer against better knowledge?

European Union, Germany - October 2 2012 The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) recently found a judgment on the topic of whistleblowing (ECtHR, Judgment dated 21.07.2011-28274/08).

Anne Diedrich, Arno Frings, Katharina von Rosenstiel, Lutz Hoheisel, Michael Bogati.