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BVerfG verwirft Drei-Jahres-Frist für sachgrundlose Befristungen nach Vorbeschäftigung

Einmal ist keineswegs kein Mal! 

Mit Beschluss vom 6. Juni 2018  (Az.: 1 BvL 7/14 und 1 BvR 1375/14), veröffentlicht am 13. Juni 2018, verwarf das BVerfG die bisherige Rechtsprechung des Bundesarbeitsgerichts (BAG) zu sachgrundlosen Befristungen und bestätigt die Verfassungsmässigkeit deren Beschränkung durch das Teilzeit- und Befristungsgesetz (TzBfG). Da rund 9% aller Arbeitsverhältnisse in Deutschland sachgrundlos befristet sind und diese Quote bei jüngeren Arbeitnehmern zwischen 20 und 30 Jahren sogar bei 30% liegt, hat die Entscheidung große praktische Bedeutung.

§ 14 Abs. 2 S. 2 TzBfG erlaubt die sachgrundlose Befristung eines Arbeitsverhältnisses nur, wenn zwischen den Arbeitsvertragsparteien vorher noch kein … Continue Reading

AI and the future of work – UK Prime Minister puts Modern Industrial Strategy at the centre of the Government’s agenda

In her speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, Theresa May focused on the UK Government’s plan to develop a Modern Industrial Strategy to best harness the huge potential of the technological advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) whilst addressing the profound concerns about any negative consequences.

Modern Industrial Strategy 

The Prime Minister acknowledged the significant benefits which advances in AI have already brought to the world, from drones saving the lives of drowning boys to machine learning reducing unnecessary cancer surgery.

However, she also acknowledged the new and profound challenges which need to be addressed, not only … Continue Reading

Disability Discrimination on recruitment

It is not only employees who have the right to claim discrimination: Applicants for employment can also be discriminated against. Employers must therefore ensure that any recruitment process is not discriminatory.

A recent case of Government Legal Service –v- Brookes considered a recruitment process to the Government Legal Service (GLS).  Applicants to that service are required to sit a psychometric test known as the Situational Judgement Test (SJT).  The claimant contacted the GLS in advance and informed them that she was likely to find the multiple-choice format of the SJT particularly difficult because of her Asperger’s Syndrome. She suggested adjustments … Continue Reading

A lie in an employee’s resume may lead to a dismissal for gross misconduct

In any recruitment process, it is legitimate for employers to inquire as to the professional skills and experience of candidates for vacant positions.

In order to avoid any excess actions on the employers’ part, French employment law provides that the information requested from any candidate may only serve the purpose of assessing his/her ability to fill the position offered or his/her professional competence. French law also specifies that such information must have a direct and necessary link with the proposed position or with the assessment of the employee’s professional competence. Subject to such safeguards, the French labour code states that … Continue Reading