Chapter 16 Family Friendly Rights

  • Kai BodenstedtEmail author
  • Sascha Morgenroth


German constitutional law emphasises the duty of all public authorities to protect the family as an institution. German statutory employment law reflects this with two main aspects of family friendly rights: special protection against dismissals and leave entitlements. The German legislator has repeatedly confirmed that employees in special family-related circumstances shall not have to bear existential worries while having to cope with the family-related situation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DLA Piper, EmploymentHamburgGermany
  2. 2.DLA Piper, EmploymentFrankfurtGermany

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