Legal framework for academics
In order to do justice to the framework conditions in academic education, there is a special regulation for academics* - the Act on Temporary Employment Contracts in Science (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG).
More information on Academic employment law
Further information on working conditions in science:
Representations for scientific staff:
According to the provisions of the NRW State Personnel Representation Act (LPVG), a separate staff representation body must be set up for academic staff at universities. The Staff Council for Academic Staff at Heinrich Heine University advises and represents academic staff from all faculties at the university.
Complaints Office pursuant to Art. 13 General Act on Equal Treatment
The purpose of the German General Act on Equal Treatment (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG), which entered into force in 2006, is to prevent or stop discrimination on the grounds of: Race or ethnic origin, Gender, Religion or belief, Disability, Age or Sexual orientation. Legislators have explicitly stipulated that employees have the right to lodge complaints.
Complaints Office at HHU