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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 …

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 …