Volkswagen wants to terminate the service of employees - it is taking a drastic step

Braunschweig. that was Volkswagen You might have imagined something different. The group actually wanted to fire a manager, but it didn’t seem to be working as planned.

Because the former head of the department opposed his dismissal from Volkswagen A lawsuit, which was announced by the group in connection with the emissions scandal. The decision is not expected until mid-July, but things appear to be looking good for the employee.

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In the legal dispute before the Labor Court in Braunschweig, it has already become clear that the employee’s behavior does not justify the unusual termination of employment. According to the current state of the proceedings, a normal “alternative” termination is also ineffective, and Volkswagen, as the defendant, has already recognized this.

In principle, the employment relationship is not terminated. However, according to the court, it is still not clear what specific job the plaintiff can continue to work in now and whether he is entitled to financial compensation.

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Not every (former) VW manager escapes a lawsuit

After “Dieseljet” became known in September 2015, lawsuits were filed against former employees of the largest European car group in several countries. Some executives.

In the case of the former head of the development of the core brand VW, for example, the group was successful. At the end of 2019, the Chamber in Braunschweig found that the previous year the immediate dismissal of the director due to the disappearance of the hard drive was permissible. He also sued for protection against unfair dismissal – but according to the court, the suspicion of data corruption prior to the disclosure of the Diesel case weighed heavily in the case.

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The ex-manager is also one of the defendants in the Volkswagen diesel fraud, which has been taking place in Braunschweig District Court since last September. Due to the difficult course, judging dates are not specified here. (dpa)


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