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DKK 25 000 for failure to provide statement of employment particulars

August 2009 - Employment. Legal Developments by Norrbom Vinding Law Firm, member of ius laboris.

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An employer failed to provide an employee with a statement of employment particulars and was ordered to pay DKK 25 000 in compensation because it created considerable uncertainty about the employment relationship.

The Danish Eastern High Court awarded an employee DKK 25 000 in compensation under the Danish Statement of Employment Particulars Act because she had not been given a statement of employment particulars by her employer, which gave rise to considerable uncertainty about the employment relationship.

In the case, which involved a number of other issues as well, the lack of a statement of employment particulars had given rise to disputes between the employer and the employee.

The uncertainty about what had been agreed between the parties meant among other things that the employee had received no holiday pay and no sick pay until she sued her employer. In addition, the parties did not agree on whether the employee was working full time or part time.

Having regard to the considerable uncertainty and the purpose of the 2007 amendment to the Act, the Court awarded the employee DKK 25 000 in compensation.

Michael Elof Nielsen
men@norrbomvinding.com

 

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