Early representation by an attorney for labor law

You have doubts about the legality of a dismissal? Or do you have questions about severance pay? These and many other aspects of labor law are regulated by labor law. This exists to protect the employee and is primarily intended to protect the employee from unfair working conditions.

In addition, it enables you to influence working conditions through works councils and inter-company associations. We recommend that you contact a specialist lawyer in the event of labor law disputes, who will be able to maintain an overview even in complex issues. With the attorneys of our law firm Dr. Jung und Partner in Cologne, you are in good hands with your legal concerns.

What regulates a lawyer for labor law?

The labor law includes legal regulations around the protection of the employee. This includes z.B.:

  • extension of daily and weekly working hours to a fixed level
  • prevention of exploitation in the form of dumping wages
  • Paid time off for the purpose of recuperation, restoration of health and protection of women as well as families
  • U.v.m.
Early representation by an attorney for labor law

In addition, the Dismissal Protection Act protects employees from arbitrary dismissal. These regulations are legally binding in terms of employee protection and cannot be waived or limited by contractual agreements.

What is protection against dismissal and to whom it applies?

In Germany, protection against dismissal applies to all employees who have worked for a company for more than six months. The underlying law on protection against dismissal makes it more difficult for an employer to give notice of dismissal. Accordingly, a termination is only permissible if there are operational, personal or behavioral reasons.

In this case, the job is eliminated due to urgent operational requirements. However, the employer must first try to place the employee in another job in the company.

Even in this case of dismissal, the employer must try to find another job for the employee in the company before dismissing him or her. This affects employees who are frequently ill or who can no longer provide the necessary performance at work.

This can be pronounced if the employer cannot reasonably be expected to continue the employment relationship. The reason may be particularly serious misconduct on the part of the employee. Usually the employer should have previously warned the employee in a warning that in case of a repetition of the misconduct the dismissal will follow.

Do you have questions about dismissal, severance pay, salary or any other aspect? The case law in these areas is not always clear. Therefore, the attorneys at our law firm in Cologne will be happy to provide you with comprehensive legal advice. We focus on you and your legal interests!

You can clarify important questions of labor law with us

We, the law firm Dr. Jung und Partner in Cologne and the surrounding area have been your contact for the legal field of labor law for more than 50 years and support you in various questions concerning labor law. Whether after a dismissal, a warning or the question of severance pay, we are there for you and help you find the right solution!

The employer can issue a warning to the employee if he has violated his duties. A warning can prepare for a dismissal due to misconduct. Therefore, you should always check whether a warning is justified and, if necessary, take action against it if it is not.

Severance pay and employer's reference – when the employment relationship ends

Problems can arise not only during the employment relationship, but often the separation is also fraught with problems. If an employment relationship is terminated, the employee is usually paid a severance payment.

However, this can also be paid after an unfair dismissal. In this context, the amount of severance pay is usually disputed, so that such disputes often end up before the labor court. There is also potential for conflict with the job reference that the employee is entitled to receive.

A distinction is made between two types of job references:

  • The simple employer's reference
  • The qualified job reference

The employer must formulate the reference favorably. If you find your employer's reference negative or not truthful, you should take action against it as soon as possible, because the employer's reference is one of the most important criteria for job applications.

Balancing family and work is not always easy. However, you are entitled to numerous rights, especially if a child has been born. Maternity protection laws are designed to protect mothers and mothers-to-be in the period before and after childbirth.

This includes special protection against dismissal and a ban on employment before and after childbirth. Parental leave, on the other hand, must be applied for. Especially this often leads to disputes if it is not granted by the employer. We will be happy to advise you on what options you have to enforce your parental leave and what restrictions must be observed.