Terminating employment carries certain risks. It is within the right of the employer to terminate an employee’s employment contract with the company, but there are many legal aspects which need to be considered. Firstly, the dismissal must be fair. Fairness refers to the reason for dismissal and how the dismissal is carried out. Fairness involves ensuring that discrimination did not play a role in the matter. If you believe your dismissal was of an unfair nature and are unsure of how to proceed, please read our pages on the issue of termination and unfair dismissal in advance to find out whether you may have a case. Should you then seek legal advice, please contact our employment law specialists directly.
Terminations can also be arranged by contract, through employment termination agreements. In some cases these agreements can suit both parties and be advantageous to sign. However, you should not sign one until you have allowed our legal experts analyse the document. Such contracts can involve clauses which may put you in a difficult situation afterwards. Employment termination agreements require careful legal assessment.
Such careful legal analysis should also be employed in determining whether severance pay applies in the case of the termination proceedings you are involved in. This applies equally to the employee and the employer. Find out about severance pay in Germany by reading our article on the matter.