Andreas Tinhofer & Melina Peer Publish Article in Der Standard
Mutual employment termination agreements can be a beneficial alternative to a unilateral termination for both the employer and the employee.
However, many employers are not aware that employees can contest a mutual termination agreement in court.
Following a recent decision of the Austrian Supreme Court, if the employer has threatened with immediate termination before signing the mutual termination agreement, it is their responsibility to prove that there was cause for employment termination. Otherwise, the agreement can be successfully challenged.
Employers and employees can further familiarize themselves with this new development, in the article “Einvernehmliche Beendigung kann angefochten werden” written for Der Standard by our Andreas Tinhofer and Melina Peer.
Read the full article here (in German).