© 2000

Legal Protection against Breaches of Duty on the Part of the German Works Council — A Fata Morgana?


Part of the Potsdamer Rechtswissenschaftliche Reihe book series (POTSDRECHTS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Detlev W. Belling
    Pages 1-3
  3. Detlev W. Belling
    Pages 12-14
  4. Detlev W. Belling
    Pages 15-29
  5. Detlev W. Belling
    Pages 30-31
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 85-97

About this book


The German works councils enjoy far-reaching powers and can exert tremendous influence, which creates an indisputable danger of abuse of power. However, the employees and employer are scarcely protected from any breaches of duty it may commit. The legal protection provided in the industrial governance regulations is still insufficiently developed. On the other hand, the powers of the unions in the United States of America have long since been limited by the duty of fair representation. In a state governed by the rule of law, it must be possible to hold anyone exercising power accountable. Proceeding from this principle, the author develops and proposes a comprehensive system of legal protection on a civil law basis. Today, in light of the reform of the Works Constitution Act which was agreed upon in the German federal governments coalition agreement, this work is of great topical immediacy and represents an important contribution to questions of legal policy.


German works council Governance Industrial governance Industrial relations Tarifordnung civil law constitution law tax on wages

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Juristische FakultätUniversität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Legal Protection against Breaches of Duty on the Part of the German Works Council — A Fata Morgana?
  • Authors Detlev W. Belling
  • Series Title Potsdamer Rechtswissenschaftliche Reihe
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-66835-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-63104-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-56993-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 97
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Private International Law, International & Foreign Law, Comparative Law
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