Attack on Colleague During Corporate Event Justifies Termination Without Notice

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Thomas Gennert wrote this bylined article about a case in which a Düsseldorf court found that a worker may have to face a termination without notice when attacking a colleague at an employer- sponsored party. “It can be said that even office parties do not occur in a legal vacuum and the employer must still observe its protective duties,” Dr. Gennert wrote. “Depending on the circumstances of the case, therefore, misconduct towards employees, colleagues and superiors can bring employment contract penalties.” Read the full article.