Lawyer Sandra Runge is fighting to ensure that parents are no longer disadvantaged in the workplace. A conversation about dismissals on the first day after parental leave and laws that could prevent this.

Interviewed by

Helena Ott and Benedikt Peters

It is a lawyer’s job to apply the law. That’s enough for Sandra Runge, 45, but not. The labor lawyer and author rubs shoulders with paragraphs and finds loopholes in the law. She is the mother of two school children and has experienced herself being discriminated against at work. Last year she started a petition to change the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). Together with the journalist friend and co-author Karline Wenzel, she collected 50,000 signatures and submitted them to the Bundestag. Laws aren’t set in stone.

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