Patricia Schlesinger, director of the RBB and ARD chairwoman until August 2022, is now suing her former employer.
The ex-director of the scandal broadcaster RBB, who was fired without notice, now works for an international group. That’s why her “pension” lawsuit is reduced, says Patricia Schlesinger’s lawyer.
DAccording to statements by her media lawyer, the company pension claim from the RBB director Patricia Schlesinger to the ARD broadcaster, who was fired without notice, has been reduced. Ralf Höcker told the German Press Agency that the reason for this was a new job that the 61-year-old had had for a few weeks. “She works for an international company at its Hamburg and Berlin locations. She travels a lot in this role.” The lawyer did not name the company or Schlesinger’s position. He also did not disclose the amount by which the claim on the public broadcaster Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) was reduced.
The lawyer continued: “Her entitlement to payment of a company pension, which she has worked for over 30 years for public broadcasting, is reduced because part of her salary is offset against the pension entitlement.”
In February it became known that Schlesinger had gone before the Berlin Regional Court. The lawyer Höcker said at the time that it was about a company pension and that 18,384.54 euros per month were being sued. According to the district court in February, the plaintiff is claiming a pension on the basis of a terminated employment relationship. Retirement benefit means that, under certain conditions, you will receive money from your previous employer even after your employment relationship has ended. There are different regulations for pension payments. The RBB had not commented on the procedure at the time.
The RBB fell into a deep crisis in the summer of 2022. Allegations of nepotism and waste arose. Schlesinger was dismissed without notice. At the center of the scandal is the ex-director and the resigned station supervisor Wolf-Dieter Wolf. Both rejected allegations. The Berlin Public Prosecutor’s Office is investigating, the presumption of innocence applies.