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  1. Once a data protection officer, always a data protection officer?

    Blog article by Sebastian Juli

    Data protection officers enjoy special protection against dismissal. Exactly how far it extends is often underestimated by employers when appointing data protection officers. If an employer has validly revoked the appointment (§ 4f (3) German Data Protection Act, BDSG), the (former) data protection officer remains protected against dismissal for another year.  

  2. Terminated after a »secret« examination of your Internet browser?

    Blog article by Dr. Thomas Griebe

    In its ruling on 01/14/2016, Ref. 5 Sa 657/15, the Berlin-Brandenburg LAG (Higher Labor Court) declared that an extraordinary termination due to excessive private use of the Internet was justified. The employer's sole piece of evidence was a list of the Internet sites accessed by the employee via his work computer's browser. The employee had not agreed to the secret examination.

  3. Mistakes and Myths about Home Offices and Mobile Working

    Blog article by Dr. Sebastian Maiß

    The child is ill, an important delivery is expected »between 8:00 a.m. and 7 p.m.« or the car has to go to the garage. What could be more natural than working from home? A quick email to the employer that you will work from your home office in the morning and be in the office in the afternoon and the problem is solved. But it’s not always that simple. The following is a brief overview of the legal situation.

  4. Andre Gieseler

    Certified Employment Law Specialist

  5. Dr. Oliver Grimm

    Certified Employment Law Specialist

  6. Dr. Corinna Verhoek, LL.M. (Sydney)

    Certified Employment Law Specialist