The termination of an employment relationship can have many reasons. If the desire for termination comes from the employer, the sensible employee will not simply give in to this wish. On the one hand, if he contributes to the loss of his job, he risks having his unemployment benefits blocked. On the other hand, given his legally strengthened employee position, he often has the opportunity to achieve compensation for the loss through clever negotiation.

In special cases (e.g. §1a KüSchG), employees also have a legal and therefore enforceable right to severance pay.

In the vast majority of cases, however, the payment of severance pay is the result of an assessment of the risks of a possible or existing legal dispute about the terminability of the employment relationship. Not only the question of whether a severance payment is negotiable but also the amount of a possible severance payment depends largely on the litigation risk.

The standard situations in which we negotiate severance payments for our clients are:

  • There is an ongoing dismissal protection procedure
  • The employer has already given notice of termination
  • The employer promised termination
  • A warning was issued
  • The employer has already proposed a cancellation in exchange for severance pay
  • there is a fixed-term employment relationship

You want us to check your claim for severance pay or negotiate the payment of severance pay for you! To do this we need what is available

  • your employment contract
  • Your last 3 payslips
  • Termination letter
  • Change agreements
  • Warnings
  • Termination agreement
  • Letter from your employer
  • Collective agreements
  • Operating agreements…

Responsible for the content of the page legal-attorney-employment-law-hamburg-berlin/severance pay: Attorney Stephan Steinwachs (Attorney at Law Berlin Hamburg)