Published: Tuesday, 01/18/2022 10:47
The headlines about the Archdiocese of Cologne never stop. The labor court in Cologne will decide this Tuesday whether the dismissal of the legal adviser of the right-wing war, pronounced by the controversial cardinal and archbishop of Cologne, Rainer Maria Woelki.
Woelki had terminated the lawyer without notice because she had taken an office chair with her to the home office at the beginning of the corona pandemic.
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She had sued against the dismissal and demanded 50,000 euros in damages. The Cologne Labor Court is expected to make a decision on this Tuesday.
It was “the most absurd reason for dismissal” that he had ever heard in his career, said the lawyer for the dismissed legal advisor at a hearing at the end of last year. The termination must be reversed and a compensation of 50,000 euros must be paid, according to the claim. The representative of the Archdiocese explained that the particularly back-friendly chair was of considerable value and that the woman had “secretly” taken the chair home with her illegally without prior consultation.
According to her defense attorney, the legal adviser suspects PTSD because she has worked for years on the processing of abuse cases in the archdiocese.