Our law office is specialised in support, advice, and litigations in all fields of Labour and Employment Law.
The key element of our services is redundancy (dismissal, termination with or without notice, fixed- term contracts, warning letters, severance payments, cancellation contracts etc.). Furthermore our advisory services cover issues like remuneration, salary, provision, reference letter and other Labour Law claims.
In case that you have received a Dismissal or Notice of/without Termination (ordentliche or außerordentliche/fristlose Kündigung) please see the important information below! In case your employer offers you a Termination/Cancellation Agreement (Aufhebungsvertrag) also see the important information below!"
In any dispute with your employer we will support you before public administration authorities and in labour law courts.
Our clients are officers, managers, directors, executives, and key employees as well as employees of all kind (Arbeitnehmer).
The regional area in which we are working covers the cities and regions:
Frankfurt (Main), Mainz, Wiesbaden, Offenbach (Main), Darmstadt, Weinheim, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen (Rhein), Heidelberg, Neustadt (Weinstraße), Speyer, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe.
We are admitted to all German Labour Courts* (Arbeitsgericht, Landesarbeitsgericht, Bundesarbeitsgericht).
*) Also known as: Industrial Court, Labor Court, Employment Tribunal
The German law provides a high level of social protection for unlawful dismissal. Usually, those 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 with receiving the termination letter.
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
Once the 3-weeks-time limit is over even "friendly" negotiations or bargaining with your employer will probably be in vain.
Law suits for unlawfull/wrongfull dismissal (Kündigungschutzklage) aim at remaining in employment or find alternative solutions. Most of such law suits end in a settlement agreement (Abwicklungsvergleich, Aufhebungsvertrag) in which the employee receives a severance payment (Abfindung) while giving up employment. Such settlement agreements are a matter of negotiations between the parties. In this field we have profound experience and expertise.
For employees of higher ranks (managers, directors, key employees) the laws against unlawful
dismissal apply as well.
However, important exceptions may be applicable.
Corporate leaders (excecutive, general managers, Geschäftsführer) may count as employees only under limited conditions or only in respect to specific laws.
Both of these groups have in common that special interests and individual circumstances require
If you belong to one of these groups we strongly recommend to make use of the expertise of qualified and experienced lawyers.
Closely related to the termination of your employment contract are questions like:
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
We provide support and legal advice on labour and employment matters.
Mr. Christian Weber
Over more than 20 years Mr. Weber has collected a vast experience in all legal employment matters. His specific expertise lays in the field of notice and dismissal as well as cancellation (termination) agreements (Aufhebungsvertrag, Abwicklungsvertrag), the negotiation of severance payments (Abfindung), warning letters (Abmahnung) and comparable fields.
The clients of Mr. Weber are managers (Geschäftsführer), executives and all kind of employees.
He is a fully qualified lawyer under German law with the additional admission as a Certified Specialised Lawyer for Labour and Employment Law* (Fachanwalt).
Education/Vitae: 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) and Higher Court of Heidelberg (2. State Exam), admission as certified lawyer for employment law. Between 2000 and 2014 associate and partner of a well renowned law firm in the field of labor law. In 2015 spin-off and establishing his own law firm specialized in labor law.
Languages: German and English
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
Mr. Raphael Daum
Mr. Daum has been working exclusively in employment law since the beginning of his law practice in 2015. He has the additional admission as a Certified Specialized Lawyer for Labor and Employment Law* (Fachanwalt) and holds the academic title of Master of Laws in Labor Law (LL.M.).
He is specialized in advising employees in all situations of redundancy, termination, cancellation agreements and proceedings against wrongful dismissal (Kündigungsschutzverfahren).
Education: University of Heidelberg (1. State Exam), Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP, Washington D.C.; Higher Court of Bochum (2. State Exam); Associate in the Cologne branch office of an international reputable law firm. In 2018 joining kuendigunsanwalt.de and Weber & Voigt in Frankfurt.
Languages: German and Englisch
Associations and Membership: German Bar Association
If you are looking for advice in matters concerning your employment relationship (Arbeitsverhältnis)
as well as the termination of your employment status please call me first:
Usually you will speak to Mr. Weber directly to clear the background of your request.
Our law office is located at
Gutleutstraße 169-171, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
in the "Gutleutviertel" near the main station.