Daily Archive: January 7, 2014

Works council membership: Not so secret?

 The established case-law that an employee’s membership of a works council cannot be mentioned in a reference given on termination of employment may be open to challenge.  The Higher Labour Court (Landesarbeitsgericht, LAG) Cologne ruled on December 6, 2012 (docket number – 7 Sa 583/12) that under certain circumstances, there is an exception to the established …

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