Employment Euroview - February 2010

    February 2010

    The notice periods to be given by employers terminating an employee's employment under German law are regulated in Paragraph 622(2) of the German Civil Code. This stipulates that the length of the notice period to be given by the employer is calculated on the basis of the employee's length of service. According to Paragraph 622(2), however, any service preceding the employee's 25th birthday should not to be taken into account when making the calculation.