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Time limit of the employment contract

The employer may limit the employment contract to two years, in case of a new employment relationship. Limitation Conditions The following conditions must be respected for shorter time limits: The company has only temporary needs for work. The employee is hired following an education or study. This facilitates the transition to subsequent employments. It is …

Immediate termination of an employment contract in Germany

Extraordinary and immediate terminations can conclude the employment relationship without observing particular deadline or periods of notice. Both employees and employers can terminate an employment relationship without previous notice. The prerequisite for an extraordinary termination of the contract is a particularly important reason for leaving. When is the extraordinary and immediate termination of the employment …

Protection against dismissal under German labour law

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 …

Leave of absence under German labour law

“Consider yourself on leave until further notice!” An exemption/leave of absence may be decided colloquially. This means that the employer releases the employee from labor conscriptions for an undetermined period of time. Consequences of an exemption from work: The employee can not comply with his work until a legal termination of the contract; The employee …