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Third Reich job comparison grounds for termination, court rules
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Third Reich job comparison grounds for termination, court rules

Disgruntled employees in Germany who compare conditions at their workplace to the Third Reich can be justifiably fired, according to a Hessian labour court ruling published on Wednesday.

Published: 19 Jan 2011 11:11 CET

The court rejected an appeal by a 47-year-old company driver who sued his employer of 30 years after he was fired for doing just that.

Before the court, the complainant expressed his opinion once again, saying his employer was a liar and had treated people in such a way that it was like working in “the Third Reich.”

According to the verdict, strong insults made by employees about their employer are grounds for termination. The right to free speech does not extend to verbal assaults on human dignity or defamatory statements, the court said.

Previous insults made by the 47-year-old about the court, which he called “corrupt” and “worse than the communists,” were also taken into account by the judge.

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