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Attorneys-at-Law and Specialised Lawyer for Employment Law

Specialised Lawyers for Labour Law in Frankfurt

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

Specialised Lawyers

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 gladly support you before public administration authorities and in labour law courts.

Our Clients

Our clients are officers, managers, directors, executives, and key employees as well as employees of all kind (Arbeitnehmer).

Area of Activity

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

Important Information!

Redundancy / Termination / Notice / Dismissal (Kündigung)

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 lawyer immediately:
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.

Managers and Key Employees (leitende Angestellte, Führungskräfte)

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 particular attention.
If you belong to one of these groups we strongly recommend to make use of the expertise of qualified and experienced lawyers.

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)

Personal Information


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

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.

Contact Information

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:

within Germany: 069 583 010 710
from abroad: +49 69 583 010 710

Usually you will speak to Mr. Weber directly to clear the background of your request.

How to find us

Our law office is located at

Gutleutstraße 169-171, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
in the "Gutleutviertel" near the main station.

How to find
our office in Frankfurt