Labour law

We are a specialized law office situated in Germany with offices in Hannover (main office), Berlin, Bielefeld, Bremen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/ Main, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and Vienna. We offer strategic counselling and representation of employment law for employers and employees, works councils and other stakeholders.

We help you creating contracts and support you through the negotiation phase, and also in complex legal situations. We are allowed to represent you before Labour Court, State Labour Court, German Federal Labour Court and European Institutions, such as EGMR (European Court of Justice for Human Rights).

We advise small and medium-sized enterprises, corporations, institutions of business and public-law bodies as well as individuals (as employees). We represent our clients both nationally and internationally. In addition, we have network-specific cooperation networks with law firms all around Europe, the USA, South America and Asia.

Our lawyers are authorized to act in all Labour Courts, National Labour Courts, Federal Labour Courts, and Administrative Courts.

In Labour Law matters, we are also able to represent you before European Institutions, the European Court of First Instance, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights

Protection against Dismissal

The regulations on protection against dismissal should give stability and security to the employment relationship. If all conditions for termination have been complied with in all points, the termination is considered effective.

Lawsuit against unfair dismissal

The employee may file complaint against unfair dismissal at the German Labour Court (Arbeitsgericht in German).

If the employee asserts that a termination is socially unjustified or is legally ineffective for other reasons, he has the chance to file a lawsuit within three weeks after the receipt of the written notice of dismissal.

In the event of dismissal for variation of the contract, legal action shall be taken in order to ascertain that the change in terms of employment is socially unjustified or legally ineffective for other reasons.

If the employee has lodged an objection with the works council, he shall enclose the statement of the works council to the lawsuit documentation.

Insofar, as the termination requires the approval of an authority, the appeal-period for bringing the matter to the Labour Court is not initiated until the decision of the authority has been notified to the employee.

Dismissal for variation of contract 

If the employer terminates the contract and offers the employee a variation of their employment relationship, the employee has the option to accept this offer and understand that the dismissal is actually not socially unjustified. This reservation must be declared by the employer to the employee within the period of notice, at the latest within three weeks after receipt of the notice of dismissal.

Termination – opposition proceeding

If the employee considers the dismissal to be socially unjustified, he may lodge an objection at the works council within one week after his dismissal. If the works council considers the appeal to be justified, he has to try to reach an agreement with the employer. It shall communicate its opinion on the objection in writing to the employee and the employer upon request.

 

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Michael Horak, M.Sc. LL.M.
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German lawyer Julia Ziegeler Hannover Germany

Julia Ziegeler
Lawyer/ Attorney-at-law

Attorney at law Anna Umberg, M.A., LL.M., Germany, Hamburg, IP Lawyer

Anna Umberg, MA, LL.M.
Lawyer/ Attorney-at-law

Patent Attorney Eckhard Hannover Germany Patent Trademark Attorney

Andree Eckhard, M.Sc.
Patent Attorney

Attorney at Law Katharina Gittmann Hannover Germany

Katharina Gitmann
Lawyer/ Attorney-at-law

Lawyer Karoline Behrend Hannover Germany

Karolin Behrend
Lawyer/ Attorney-at-law

Patent Attorney Dr. Johanna Müller Hannover , Germany Trademark Attorney Design Attorney Life Science

Dr. Johanna K. Müller
Patent Attorney/ Trademark Attorney

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Michael Horak, LL.M.

Graduate engineer, specialist intellectual property law, ip specialist
copyright and media law specialist,consultant engineer

Office Katrin Marwede
Tel. +49 511/ 357356- 20
Fax +49 511/ 357356- 29
E-Mail info@labourlawyer.de

Focuses

  • Industrial property protection law (patents, trademarks, copyright, domains, etc.)
  • labour law

Julia Ziegeler

Lawyer, specialist intellectual property law, ip specialist, copyright and media law specialist

Office Katrin Marwede
Tel. +49 511/ 357356- 20
Fax +49 511/ 357356- 29
E-Mail info@labourlawyer.de

Focuses

  • Law on technology (including construction law, architectural law)
  • Industrial property protection law (patents, trademarks, copyright, domains, etc.)
  • labour law
  • Administrative law
  • Constitutional law
  • Civil law

Anna Elisabeth Umberg, LL.M., M.A.

Lawyer, specialist intellectual property law, ip specialist

Office Eric Scheu
Tel. +49 511/ 357356- 27
Fax +49 511/ 357356- 29
E-Mail info@labourlawyer.de

 

Focuses

  • labour law

Dipl.-Phys. Andree Eckhard

Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Office Eric Scheu
Tel. +49 511/ 357356- 27
Fax +49 511/ 357356- 29
E-Mailinfo@labourlawyer.de

 

Focuses

  • Industrial property protection law (patents, trademarks, copyright, domains, etc.)
  • Industrial property/ intellectual property litigation and contracts

Katharina Gitmann

Lawyer

Office Eric Scheu
Tel. +49 511/ 357356- 27
Fax +49 511/ 357356- 29
E-Mail info@labourlawyer.de

 

Focuses

  • Law on technology (including construction law, architectural law)
  • Industrial property protection law (patents, trademarks, copyright, domains, etc.)
  • Labour law

Karoline Behrend

Lawyer

Office Eric Scheu
Tel. +49 511/ 357356- 27
Fax +49 511/ 357356- 29
E-Mail info@labourlawyer.de

 

Focuses

  • Law on technology (including construction law, architectural law)
  • Industrial property protection law (patents, trademarks, copyright, domains, etc.)
  • Labour law

Dr. Johanna K. Müller

Patent Attorney, Dr. rer. nat., Dipl. Biol.
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Office Eric Scheu
Tel. +49 511/ 357356- 27
Fax +49 511/ 357356- 29
E-Mail info@labourlawyer.de

Office Ms Julia Muhi
Tel. +49 511/ 357356- 18
Fax +49 511/ 357356- 29
E-Mail info@labourlawyer.de

 

Focuses

  • Industrial property protection law (patents, trademarks, copyright, domains, etc.)
  • Industrial property/ intellectual property litigation and contracts

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