Archdiocese of Cologne: labor court overturns dismissal because of office chair

The chamber did not follow the archdiocese’s argument that the chair was of considerable value and that the legal adviser should not have made it so easy.

The labor court also ruled that the fact that the archdiocese had retired the legal adviser, who had been reported as unable to work since April 2020, was no longer valid. The Archdiocese did not obtain the necessary medical expertise. The payments from last August to January in the amount of around 55,000 euros are to be paid in addition to interest.

Legal adviser had mdeals with abuse cases in the Archdiocese

The termination is explosive because the legal adviser has also been working on the abuse cases in the archdiocese for more than ten years. The Archdiocese left her alone with the resulting mental stress, according to her lawyer, who had demanded 50,000 euros in damages for his client. However, the court rejected this.

According to the presiding judge, the senior qualified lawyer could have arranged the training and supervision she missed.

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