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Attorneys-at-Law and Specialised Lawyers for EMPLOYMENT LAW

Christian Weber and Raphael Daum, specialised lawyers for employment law in Frankfurt, Mannheim, Karlsruhe

Attorneys-at-Law and Specialised Lawyer for Employment Law in Frankfurt, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Germany

Specialised Lawyers

Our law office is specialised in providing support and advice as well as litigations in all fields of Labour and Employment Law.

If you have any problems with your employer or about claims out of your employment contract, we will gladly support you.

If you have received a Notice of Termination (Kündigung) please see the important information below!

Our Clients

Our main focus is on employees (Arbeitnehmer) of all kind, including officers, executives and key employees.

Besides we are experienced in the support and advice of mid-sized companies as well as works councils.

Area of Activity

The regional area in which we are working covers the cities and regions: Darmstadt, Frankfurt (Main), Heidelberg, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Ludwigshafen (Rhein), Mainz, Mannheim, Neustadt (Weinstraße), Offenbach (Main), Speyer, Weinheim, Wiesbaden

We are admitted to all German Labour Courts* (Arbeitsgericht, Landesarbeits-gericht, Bundesarbeitsgericht).

*) Also known as: Industrial Court, Labor Court, Employment Tribunal

Personal Information

Christian Weber, certified specialised lawyer for labour and employment law

Christian Weber

Mr. Christian Weber is since his admission to the bar association in 2000 focused on Labour and Employment Law.

He is a fully qualified lawyer under German law with the additional admission as a Certified Specialised Lawyer for Labour and Employment Law* (Fachanwalt). This requires a long-standing practical expertise as well as particular theoretical knowledge.

Furthermore, Mr. Weber is regularly participating in specialised seminaries for which the German Bar Association has granted him Certificate for Continued Training Qualification.

Languages: German and English

Associations and Memberships: German Bar Association

Admission: Germany (2000)

Education: University of Berlin (FU), University of Heidelberg (1. State Exam), Uppsala Universitet (Sweden, LL.M.), Training at UNHCR (High Commissioner for Refugees in Ankara, Turkey), Higher Court of Heidelberg (2. State Exam), Associate (2000) and Partner (2002-2014) at Philipp, Sudmann & Schendel – Attorneys Mannheim.

*) Also known as: Certified Expert Attorney in the field of Labor Law, Specialised Lawyer for industrial law, Certified lawyer for employment law, Attorney Specializing in Labor Law

Raphael Daum, certified specialised lawyer for labour and employment law

Raphael Daum

Mr. Raphael Daum is a fully qualified lawyer for German law. He holds the title of Master of Laws in Labour Law.

Mr. Daum has been working exclusively in employment law since the beginning of his law practice. He specializes in advising employees all situations of redundancy and proceedings against wrongful dismissal (Kündigungsschutzverfahren).

Languages: German and Englisch

Associations and Membership: German Bar Association

Education: University of Heidelberg (1. State Exam), Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP, Washington D.C.; Higher Court of Bochum (2. State Exam); Associate at Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner, Attorneys, Cologne.

Important Information on Termination / Notice / Dismissal (Kündigung)

The German law provides a high level of social protection for unlawful dismissal.
However, usually your rights have to be claimed within a short time limit.

If you have received a Notice of Termination (Letter of Dismissal, Kündigung) you should call for the advice of a qualified lawyer as soon as possible.

Almost all complaints for unlawfull/wrongfull dismissal (Kündigungschutzklage) must be filled to the Labour Court within three weeks.
This time limit starts on the day after the day on which you have received the termination letter.

Example:

An Employee who is working in Frankfurt receives the letter of termination on Monday, March 2nd.
This is the notice day. The time limit (3 weeks) ends on Monday, March 23rd, at 24.00 hrs.

If this period fails the dismissal (Kündigung) becomes legally effective (unless it can be proven that plaintiff was not able
to respond in time for reasons which are easy to comprehend).

Even if you do not want to bring an action to court you should ask for the advice of a qualified lawyer immediately:
Once the 3-weeks-time limit is over even "friendly" negotiations or bargaining with your employer will probably be in vain.

Rights and benefits

How to keep your rights in case of termination

Closely related to the termination of your employment contract
are questions like:

  • Does the notice of termination meet the relevant termination
    period (cancellation period, notice period, term of notice)?
  • Is it possible to keep the company car, mobile phone,
    or laptop (etc) until the end of the termination period?
  • Is it rightful to be released from work (Freistellung),
    do you keep your salary?
  • What about your holiday entitlement?
  • What about overtime and overtime payment?
  • How to keep you right to bonus or gratification payment
    and variable remuneration?
  • What will happen with your company pension fund?
  • How to claim a favourable employment's reference?

Unemployment benefits

Even if you do not accept the dismissal you should register as seeking employment (Arbeitssuchend-Meldung) within three working days after receiving the letter of dismissal (or, if the termination period is more than three months, at least three months before the end of termination period) at the Bundesarbeitsagentur.

Please note that there can be a period of exclusion from benefits
of one week if you do not – as explained above – register
as seeking employment with an Employment Agency.

*) Also known as: Industrial Court, Labor Court, Employment Tribunal

Main areas of activity

Expertise in Labour Law

We provide support and legal advice on labour and employment matters.

Main Focus:

  • Advice and Reviewing of employment contracts
  • Negotiating and Drafting of employments contracts
  • Claims of salary, gratification payment and
    variable remuneration, bonus
  • Company car
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Overtime and overtime payment
  • Company pension fund
  • Employment's reference
  • "Mobbing", "Bossing"
  • How to react to a Disciplinary warning letter (Abmahnung)
  • Advice of employees in case of termination of employment
    contracts (notice, dismissal, termination, Kündigung)
  • Reviewing of termination agreements (Aufhebungsvertrag, Auflösungsvertrag, Abwicklungsvertrag)
  • Litigation and proceedings in Court (Gerichtsverfahren, Kündigungschutz, Klagen)
  • Legal action for dismissal protection
  • Negotiation of dismissal wages and compensation
    (Abfindung)

Employment law in person, online or telephone-consultation

Our team of certified lawyers for employment law offers consultation by phone or video-call
in cases of termination and other labour related matters.

If you look for advice from a specialized lawyer in the field or termination, cancellation agreement, severance (compensation) payments, and all other employment related legal matters, we offer – apart from personal consultation in our office – telephone or video consultation.

This is how it works:

CONTACT US
by phone or e-mail
  • Please send us an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • or call us at 069 / 583 010 710
  • or use our contact form.

SEND US all relevant information
  • Describe your case briefly. Send us all relevant information
    (e.g. employment contract, termination letter, cancellation agreement).

CONSULTATION
(in person or online)
  • Usually, you will get an online appointment within a short time.
    According to your choice we will discuss your matters by phone or by video call.
  • Do you have any question? Please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • If you prefer a personal appointment in our office (with corona related restrictions),
    please let us know accordingly.

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In Frankfurt:
Specialized Lawyer for Employment Law

Gutleutstraße 169-171, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany, in the "Gutleutviertel" near the main station.
Call +49 69 / 583 010 710

In Mannheim:
Specialized Lawyer for Employment Law

Sophienstraße 17, 68165 Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, near the city center at the ‚Luisenpark' in the district ‚Oststadt'. Call +49 621 / 167 700 70

In Karlsruhe:
Specialized Lawyer for Employment Law

Karlstraße 126, 76137 Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany near the main station at the Kolping Platz.
Call +49 721 / 933 80 80

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