The effectiveness of the termination of the employment relationship of a severely disabled person is subject to the consent of the Integration Office and consultation of the works council and the representative body for severely disabled employees. The Federal Labor Court has now clarified previously open points regarding the consultation process with the representative body for severely disabled employees.
The New Year has arrived and we hope you started it off on the right foot. Since sliding into the New Year might not be the only slip in 2019 for some of us, the question whether slipping on the stairs in home office is considered as a work-related accident stays relevant.
Can employers use data from video surveillance in an unfair dismissal lawsuit even if the data should have already been deleted? A new Federal Labor Court judgment confirms that it depends on the situation!
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect on May 25, 2018, also poses new challenges for employers dealing with applicant data. Numerous data protection regulations have to be followed even before an employment relationship is established, because application documents contain personal data.
Dieselgate, Panama Papers, LuxLeaks, the Facebook data scandal – without whistleblowers, the latest revelations of legal violations in companies might never have reached the public eye. The EU Commission now wants to strengthen protection for whistleblowers and plans to achieve this by introducing minimum standards throughout the EU.