Dismissal and termination as part of agency work: what do I need to know?
In the case of dismissal or termination, notice periods must be adhered to and that also applies to the temporary worker. Notice periods may arise from the German Civil Code, from collective agreements and from the contract of employment. In the probationary period—which in temporary work generally lasts for 6 months—notice periods are frequently very short. Contact an advice centre for information!
If your assignment in a hiring company ends and you are not assigned any new work, that does not mean you can be automatically dismissed because of that. If you are not assigned, then this is initially assignment-free time and the temporary employment agency must continue to pay your wages even if you are not assigned and working. Despite this, temporary workers are often dismissed due to a lack of assignments.