Chapter 27 Employee Co-Determination at Board Level

  • Michael Magotsch
  • Sascha MorgenrothEmail author


German Labour Law provides for works council co-determination rights in accordance with the Works Constitution Act (Betriebsverfassungsgesetz, BetrVG). This form of co-determination can be described as employee participation “from below” and has already been explained in detail above (see Chap.  21 on Employee Representation). This must be distinguished from co-determination at board level (unternehmerische Mitbestimmung), which can be described best as employee participation “from above,” meaning monitoring the business management.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.DLA Piper, EmploymentFrankfurtGermany

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