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German employment law training

Who should attend

This German employment law training course is relevant to international HR managers and directors in the UK who have responsibility for employees in Germany. It will also be useful to managers and directors who anticipate entering the German market and who need to be aware of their responsibilities to their people.


Germany is a major trading partner for many countries throughout the world, not to mention the most important single market in the European Union.

Almost everyone wants to be active in this market and, for the most part, almost everyone already is. Led by a German national, who is a qualified employment lawyer in both England and Germany, this German employment law training course will give you an understanding of the implications of employing people in this key European jurisdiction.


Please note that this course programme will run over two days (2 x 3 hour course sessions). Day 1 will take place on 22 November 2023 and Day 2 will take place on 23 Noveember 2023 .

Day 1

14:00 start; 17:00 close


  • sources of employment law: plus similarities and key differences
  • cultural differences in inter-personal relations
  • German corporate structure and its impact
  • key players: trade unions, works councils and employers associations

Getting started

  • recruitment issues: interviews, probation and references
  • key terms in contracts of employment
  • typical benefits

Day 2

14:00 start; 17:00 close

Day-to-day employee management

  • equal treatment and discrimination
  • managing under-performance
  • discipline and grievance

Working with the works council

  • formation of a works council
  • works council rights
  • dealing with the works council

Termination of employment

  • general dismissal protection
  • special dismissal protection
  • claims and the Employment Court
  • termination by agreement

We note that a comfort break will be provided approximately half-way through each course.

Cost: £499

All prices are exclusive of VAT

Select a date

22/11/2023 - 23/11/2023
Virtual training course
14:00 - 17:00 (Local time)