The Vice President

Dr. Rüdiger Linck

After he finished his judicial education, Dr. Rüdiger Linck, born in 1959 in Essen, worked as a research associate at the University of Heidelberg. There he gained his doctorate in 1989. In August 1989 he started to work in the labour court jurisdiction of Baden-Wuerttemberg, where he was assigned to several labour courts.

After two years as a research associate at the Federal Labour Court, in December 1993, he was assigned to the Saxon Higher Labour Court and became an Additional Supervisory Judge at the Labour Court of Leipzig in January 1994.

On February 1st, 1996 he was appointed presiding judge at the Higher Labour Court.

Dr. Linck came to the Federal Labour Court on July 1st, 2001 and was assigned to the Fifth Panel. Since February 2007 he was a member of the Sixth Panel, where he became Vice Presiding Judge in 2008. Since November 2009 he was Vice Presiding Judge of the First Panel.

After his appointment as Presiding Judge at the Federal Labour Court on May 1st, 2014 Dr. Linck was assigned to the Tenth Panel. The Tenth Panel has jurisdiction on claims to gratification and bonus payments.

On June 1st, 2017 Dr. Linck was appointed Vice President of the Federal Labour Court.

On October 27th, 2017 Dr. Linck became Presiding Judge of the Fifth Panel. Basically, the Fifth Panel is responsible for legal questions concerning remuneration, default of acceptance, continued payment of remuneration in case of illness as well as remuneration in case of maternity protection.