Holiday entitlement for freelancers
Unusual with other ARD broadcasters, but common practice at DW: Freelancers are not granted vacation days for the first 6 months of their employment, even if they meet the conditions for TVAP. We consider this to be contrary to collective bargaining agreements and also illegal and recommend that all new freelance employees, as soon as they meet the conditions of TVAP, claim the prorated vacation days to which they are entitled. In this way, preclusive periods can be avoided and the option of legal action can be kept open at a later point in time.
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