“All information about employees!” In practice, this is what works councils often request from employers. Works councils have a legitimate interest in being involved in HR developments. However, personal employee data is usually a taboo for the works council. Sharing more information than necessary with the works council may result in severe consequences for companies.
Sophie Loidolt is an associate of Baker McKenzie's Practice Group Employment Law in Vienna and joined the Firm in December 2023. Before joining Baker McKenzie, she gathered experience as a junior associate in several renowned Austrian law firms, where her main focus was employment law. In addition, Sophie was a tax consultant at a Big Four professional services firm. Sophie studied business law and business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and passed the Austrian bar examination in 2023.