Federal Labour Court of Germany
Founded in 1954, the Federal Labour Court is the court of last instance in the labour court system and is one of the five highest courts of justice in Germany. A legal action can be brought before a Labour Court if the matter disputed is covered by the Labour Courts Act. In such cases, Labour Courts have exclusive jurisdiction. Labour Courts do not only resolve disputes between employees and employers over employment rights, but also similar disputes arising from contractual relationships of development aid workers, volunteers and disabled persons working in sheltered workshops. Panels at the Federal Labour Court are called Senates. They are made up of three judges (one chair and two other judges) and two lay members representing the employers' and employees' sides respectively. In the Federal Labour Court, the parties must be represented by lawyers admitted to practice in Germany.
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|Guide ID: 3116 - Last Updated: July 27, 2013