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Warning letter under German labour law

Template This is only a template of a notice of warning and shall be modified and adapted to your situation and needs. <Sender> <Recipient> Notice of Warning <Date> Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. <Surname>, We unfortunately have to communicate you that we are aware of the following: <Description of the misconduct> By doing so, you have violated an …

Employment references

Job references Employees and freelance employees are entitled to a certificate called in Germany “Zeugnis”. The prerequisite is a permanent employment relationship so that the assessor has enough time to recognize the professional and personal qualities of the employee. Person entitled to issue the reference certificate „Zeugnis“  The only person entitled to issue the reference …

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 …

Employment agreement

In an employment contract are formulated the rights and obligations of a working relationship between employer and employee. The following points are important parts of an employment contract: What? – Description of the tasks which the employer can assign to the employee Where? – Definition of the place where the employee would work When? – …

Period of notice to terminate an employment contract in Germany

Employee  The employer or employee may terminate at the end of a calendar month (or on the 15th). The period of notice is then four weeks. Example: Employee announces the termination on March 26, 2018. The end of a calendar month is on March 31, 2018. He leaves on April 30, 2018. In his letter …

Warning letter under labour law

In sport, the referee shows yellow and red cards to alert the players of their misconduct. “If you do not follow the rules, you are out! “ A similar system has been created also in the legal world, and that is represented by the “warnings”. A warning letter is similar to a yellow card. A …

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 …

Gratuity under German labour law

When the employment contract is terminated, the employee can demand (under certain conditions) for a severance pay/ gratuity (Abfindung) from his employer. This should provide him with a financial compensation for the loss of the workplace. If an employer pronounces a lawful termination, he does not have to pay any compensation unless it was previously …