Federal Labor Court on the company-wide use of Microsoft 365


In its decision of March 8, 2022 (Case No. 1 ABR 20/21), the Federal Labor Court ruled that the uniform use of Microsoft Office 365 within a company with the possibility of centralized monitoring of the behavior and performance of employees requires, for compelling technical reasons, a cross-company regulation for which the central works council is responsible. 1. facts A company which has several establishments [...]