Termination Processes in Germany

Companies that operate under ‘at will’ labor policies may be surprised to find that many countries enforce strict termination rules for employees.  Germany protects employees’ rights by defining the conditions for termination, notice periods, and when there is protection from termination.

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This guide will outline the basic termination and notice rules so that you can avoid non-compliance with Germany’s labor laws.

Termination by Agreement in Germany

When the end of employment is mutually agreed upon, that is the easiest for both parties.  In Germany, this is known as ‘termination by agreement’, which must be in writing and signed by both the employer and employee.

The agreement should contain:

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