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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 …

Cancellation agreement

In the event of a contractual termination, employees and employers shall terminate the employment contract by mutual agreement. Advantage: The consequences of a termination procedure can be avoided. The annulment is sealed by a cancellation agreement (“Aufhebungsvertrag” in German). The employee should be informed of the consequences before the signing of the termination agreement. Make …

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 …