Katharina Bodendieck


Katharina Bodendieck advises employers and executives in all areas of individual and collective employment law.

Born and raised in Bremen, Katharina Bodendieck studied law at the Georg August University in Göttingen. After her studies, she worked as a legal research assistant in a law firm specializing in social law in Hanover.

Katharina Bodendieck acquired further knowledge of employment law during her legal clerkship in the human resources department of a well-known nationwide operating company, as well as in the employment law department of a renowned international law firm. She also worked as a research assistant for that law firm before being admitted to the bar.

In addition to her client work, Katharina Bodendieck is a lecturer in employment law at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg and the author of various specialist publications.

Area of expertise

  • Ongoing labor law advice for companies, from agreed annual targets to terminations
  • Planning, support and implementation of operational change
  • Negotiations with work councils and drafting of collective working conditions
  • Drafting of individual employment contracts and personalized measures
  • Labor law litigation
  • Internal investigations
  • Employee data protection and privacy
  • Introduction of labor law compliance measures such as whistleblowers or ombudsmen
  • Employment law consulting for managers and protection against unwarranted dismissal
  • Advice for managing directors and executive bodies
  • Training courses and lectures


  • Video recording is subject to prohibition of use as evidence – comment on judgment on LAG Lower Saxony of 6.7.2022, 8 Sa 1149/20, Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsrecht (GWR) 2023, p. 17
  • No entitlement to the implementation of a bEM – Judgement note on BAG of 7.9.2021, 9 AZR 571/20, Neue Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht-RechtsprechungsReport (NZA-RR) 2022, p. 161
  • Provision of data copies requires a sufficiently specific claim – Judgement note on BAG v. 27.4.2021, 2 AZR 342/20, Neue Zeitschrift für Arbeitsrecht – RechtsprechungsReport (NZA-RR) 2021, p. 455
  • “Virtual” joint operation not a change in operations – decision note on LAG Berlin-Brandenburg of 10.12.2020, 26 TaBVGa 1498/20, Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsrecht (GWR) 2021, p. 171
  • A night work bonus is also appropriate if it falls below 25% – comment on the judgment of the BAG of 15.7.2020, 10 AZR 123/19, GWR 2021, p. 18
  • Crowdworking: a discontinued model or a form of work of the future? – ArbeitsrechtAktuell (ArbRAktuell) 2020, p. 639
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