ensuring that employees enjoy their rights

AfA Rechtsanwälte is one of the leading law firms for employee rights in Germany. With 20 lawyers we act exclusively in this field.

When are you actually an employee and why should you know that?

The case law defines an employee as follows:

An employee is who:

  • based on a private law contract (employment contract)
  • paid services for a third party (salary or wages)
  • provides in personal dependence. The personal dependency means being bound by instructions regarding the working hours, the place of work and the work content.

If you are an employee then you have many legal advantages over being a freelancer or self-employed person. These benefits include:

  • Entitlement to continued remuneration in the event of illness and on public holidays
  • Right to vacation
  • Mother and dismissal protection
  • optional: employment relationships regulated by collective agreements and works agreements

Above all, however, there is social security. After all, your employer pays for you into the statutory pension insurance, health insurance, unemployment insurance, long-term care insurance and accident insurance.

Employee fees

General initial consultation in the office / telephone:


(up to 60 minutes)

We check whether it makes sense to claim your legal protection insurance

We clarify the possibility of advice and legal aid

Our lawyers

Our lawyers specialize exclusively in labor law and therefore have excellent expertise in advising employees, managers and works councils.






Lokales AfA Büro

Local AfA Office

Initial consultation after dismissal

You have received a termination of employment notice and are looking for fast assistance? Take advantage of the possibility of an initial telephone consultation with an employment law expert from AfA Lawyers (Rechtsanwälte)

Call your local AfA office now:

Make an appointment now

In labour law, short deadlines often apply. With us, you will be able to quickly arrange an appointment, if necessary, on the same day. Do not hesitate to contact us so that we can take action!

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