Termination

Terminating employment, notice periods, termination payments and rights to references.

Germany :: Written references

Employees are entitled to an open written reference from their previous employer …

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Germany :: Unfair and constructive dismissal

The Protection Against Unfair Dismissal Act offers comprehensive employment protection rights exist for workers with six month’s service in establishments employing ten or more workers …

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Germany :: Termination of fixed-term contracts

A fixed-term employment relationship automatically terminates with the expiry of the period agreed by the parties …

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Germany :: Termination by mutual consent

Termination agreements Both the employer and the employee are entirely free to enter into a mutual termination agreement (“aufhebungsvertrag”) …

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Germany :: Special protection against dismissal

Certain types of employee benefit from special protection against dismissal …

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Germany :: Severance payments

In German labour law, there is no statutory entitlement for redundant employees to receive severance payment …

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Germany :: Resignation

An employee has the right to resign from their post upon giving the required notice period …

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Germany :: Redundancy

Introduction Redundancy, or termination for business reasons, forms the third reason for justifying dismissal under the Protection Against Unfair Dismissal Act …

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Germany :: Payment of untaken leave on termination of employment

Any accrued annual leave that remains untaken should be paid to the employee on termination of employment …

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Germany :: Notice

Under Section 623 of the German Civil Code, employers must issue all termination notices, separation agreements and fixed-term contractual conditions in writing …

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Germany :: Dismissal

Where an employer intends to terminate the contract of an employee who has worked for the company for more than six months and there are more than 10 employees working for the company, the employer must comply with the Employment Protection Act …

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Germany :: An overview of termination

An employment contract entered into for an indefinite period can be terminated unilaterally by the employer (dismissal or redundancy), unilaterally by the employee (resignation) or by mutual agreement between the parties …

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