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Administrative law principles

Consideration of cases concerning employment law

When making decisions in cases relating to HR administration, the university is subject to a ‘dual legal basis’. This means that, in addition to following the general employment law rules applicable to the labour market , the university must also follow the rules on consideration of cases in public law.

The Danish Public Administration Act (Forvaltningsloven) contains a number of rules/principles on consideration of cases in the public administration in general and thus also in the employment law area.

Apart from the Danish Public Administration Act, the Danish Act on Processing of Personal Data (Persondataloven) and the Danish Access to Public Administration Files Act (Offentlighedsloven) also contain relevant rules on consideration of cases.

The Danish Act on Processing of Personal Data regulates, among other things, the cases in which personally identifiable data may be processed and disclosed.

The Danish Access to Public Administration Files Act contains provisions on, among other things, which employee data may be made available to the public.

In the event of any inconsistency between the Danish and English language versions of the document, the Danish version prevails.

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