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What are the lawyer's tasks?

It is important to know that there is no obligation to be represented by a lawyer in the first instance before the labour court. This means that you can attend the conciliation hearing and the chamber hearing without a lawyer. It is up to you to decide whether you want to get a lawyer or not!

If you have legal expenses insurance, you should ask whether it will cover the case. Only then should you hire a lawyer.

A lawyer will make an appointment with you to discuss your case. You must bring all the relevant documents with you to the appointment, such as your employment contract, payslips and other documents. The lawyer will check these documents.

He/she can then suggest whether your case should be settled out of court or in court. Out-of-court clarifications include, for example, contacting the employer, formulating claims and the like. If the lawyer advises you to file a lawsuit, he/she will also represent you in court. If it comes to a conciliation hearing, he/she will accompany you and represent you before the other party. In addition to a lawyer, other people are also permitted as legal representatives before the labour court, such as trade unions.

Advice centres

If you have any further questions, please contact your Faire Integration advice centre. You can find out who is responsible for you in your federal state on the advice centre page.

Information material

Here you will find informative material, flyers and videos on labour and social law issues.

Do you want to find out about your rights at work in Germany? We have done short videos on topics such as redundancy, mini-jobs, health insurance and more. Just click through and find out more.

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