Succession from the Church

The verdict in its entirety can be found here.

Regional Labour Court of Baden-Württemberg, Judgment from 09.03.2012 – 12 Sa 55/11 

Facts: The claimant worked for the defendant since 1992, a Catholic association. In 2011 the claimant left the Catholic Church because of the increased abuse accusations against priests. The employment relationship of the applicant was then terminated for that reason.

Judgment: The court decided that with his exit from the Catholic Church, the plaintiff severely infringed on contractual loyalty obligations of his employment contract.

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