Country overview

An overview of the country, its geography, political make-up, legal system and courts.

Germany :: The courts

All disputes between employers and employees are heard through a system of local labour courts …

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Germany :: The constitution

General principles of employment law are contained within the German Constitution, these include the freedom of association, the principle of equal treatment, the prohibition of discrimination and free choice of occupation and prohibition of forced labour …

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Germany :: Legal framework

Employment law in Germany is contained in the German Civil Code (Burgerliches Gesetzbuch, BGB) and the Working Time Act (Arbeitszeitgesetz) alongside specialist statutes …

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Germany :: Country profile

The Federal Republic of Germany has a territorial area of 357,021 km2 and a population of approximately 83 million people (September 2018) – making it the most populous European Union member state …

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