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Nadine Hesser

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Name: Nadine Hesser
Date registered: January 20, 2014

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  1. No cake for company pensioner — January 10, 2017
  2. Too fat to work? 200kg employee is fighting against his dismissal — September 13, 2016
  3. The exclusion of late married spouses from the provision for dependents is discrimination on the grounds of age — January 5, 2016
  4. Lunchtime break – beware! — January 20, 2014

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No cake for company pensioner

The Labour Court Cologne (Arbeitsgericht, ArbG, Köln, November 24, 2016 – 11 Ca 3589/16) has dismissed the claim of several company pensioners against their former employer, a local food producer. The pensioners claimed a Christmas allowance in the amount of € 105 and a marzipan cake. The pensioners alleged that all company pensioners received those benefits …

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Too fat to work? 200kg employee is fighting against his dismissal

On June 27, 2016 the Higher Labour Court (Landesarbeitsgericht Düsseldorf, docket number 7 Sa 120/16) had to decide whether the termination of employment of a man weighing 200 kg is justified. The defendant worked in a landscaping, civil engineering and canal construction business. Besides the plaintiff, who has worked for the defendant since 1985, the …

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The exclusion of late married spouses from the provision for dependents is discrimination on the grounds of age

The Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, BAG) ruled on 4 August 2015 (docket number 3 AZR 137/13) that an exclusion from the provision for dependents can be a discrimination on the ground of age, if there are further unjustified conditions. In the present case a widow claimed against the former employer of her deceased husband to …

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Lunchtime break – beware!

The Higher Social Court (Landessozialgericht, LSG) Baden- Württemberg (December 13, 2013 – L 8 U 1506/13) has ruled that an accident that occurred during a lunch break from work, but outside of the workplace, was not a work-related accident.  The plaintiff in this case was having lunch in a canteen at a neighboring bank as …

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