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Individual vs.Audi AG

Case overview

Date filed 5 August 2014
Current status Withdrawn
Issue Breach of General Policies by Audi AG in Germany
Summary of the case In August 2014 the German NCP received a request for review from a German individual who alleged that a German company had breached the general principles provisions of the Guidelines in Germany. More specifically the individual alleged that the company had breached the provision which stipulates that no discriminatory or disciplinary action shall be taken against employees who in good faith report to the management.
Developments/Outcome According to the Guideline's Procedural Guidance, the NCP began an initial assessment as to whether the issues raised in the request warranted a more detailed examination. However, in a parallel labour court proceeding the individual and the company agreed on a court settlement. The individual thereupon withdrew their request that the NCP review the issues. The NCP therefore duly concluded the specific instance and issued a final statement to this effect.
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NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point Germany
NCP address Scharnhorststrasse 34-37 10115 Berlin, Germany
NCP website www.bmwi.de/go/nationale-kontaktstelle
Other NCPs involved

Complainant

NGO

Company Information

Company responsible Audi AG
Company address
Company website
Company in violation
Country of operations Germany
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
21 October 2014 National Contact Point Germany statement German NCP concludes case download pdf (4Kb)  
28 August 2014 case dropped Complainant withdraws case  
5 August 2014 file Complaint filed with German NCP  

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