In Germany, discriminating against disabled employees is prohibited by the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz). This law provides very comprehensive protection against discrimination of any kind. In addition, severely disabled employees have special rights and protection under the German Social Code (Sozialgesetzbuch IX).

1          General Equal Treatment Act

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In the current “war for talents” that German employers increasingly have to fight, a good work-life balance is an important requirement for most job applicants. But it is an equally valuable selling point for employers in order to retain their current employees! Therefore, one sees companies already offering e.g. much more flexible working models providing

In the event of a termination for redundancy or similar reasons, employees in Germany have the right to file a lawsuit in order to have a court review the validity of the termination. If the termination is invalid, the law provides for a continuation of the employment relationship. As a basic principle, there is no

Occupational pension schemes are becoming more and more popular as trust in the governmental pension scheme fades. Therefore, occupational pension schemes are an attractive benefit which companies can offer to employees in the ever stronger competition for a qualified work force. Besides, due to mandatory regulations entitling employees to demand employee funded occupational pension schemes,

This post was also contributed by Nikola Pamler, Trainee, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (Munich)

Temporary employment is an important tool for many German companies, as hiring a temporary workforce allows companies to adjust easily and quickly to workload fluctuations without being constrained by restrictive German employment laws.  

That is why the “temporary industry” is constantly