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Termination agreement related to an employment contract

Template This is only a template of an employment termination agreement and shall be modified and adapted to your situation and needs. Termination Agreement Between the <Employer > and <Employee> § 1 Consensual termination of the employment relationship The parties agree that the employment relationship terminates by mutual agreement as requested by the employer on …

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 …

Reasons for dismissal under German labour law

The reasons for a termination are divided in the following areas: Grounds for dismissal: Extraordinary and immediate termination: Ordinary termination with period of notice Notice of termination for reasons of conduct Special reasons are required With previous warnings Dismissal on personal grounds With no warnings Forced redundancies Operational circumstances are required Notice of termination for …

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 …

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 …

Termination of employment

Terminating an employment contract can be regulated by an ordinary or an extraordinary termination. If the employer or the employee wants to withdraw from the employment contract before the period of notice, the following possibilities have to be taken into consideration: Annulment Exemption from work Termination without notice Please make sure to contact a lawyer …