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Co-determination right if the employer sets up and operates a Twitter account

In a judgment dated 13 September 2018 the Higher Labour Court of Hamburg (docket number 2 TaBV 5/18) ruled that if the employer operates a Twitter account, at least on the basis of the reply function, the (general) works council has a co-determination right according to section 87 para. 1 no. 6 Works Council Constitution Act (Betriebsverfassungsgesetz). The …

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Posting patient photos on Facebook: Cause for Termination?

According to a ruling of the Higher Labour Court (Landesarbeitsgericht, LAG) Berlin-Brandenburg (April 11, 2014 – 17 Sa 2200/13), unauthorized publishing of patient photos, in particular on social networks, can justify a termination of an employment relationship for good cause, since it violates patients’ personal rights and confidentiality obligations. However, in the case at hand …

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