A German District Employment Court ruled on 27 February 2015 that a termination based on late arrival to work is invalid because the employee could not arrive to work on time since she needed to take care of her children. Beforehand, the employer had moved the start time from 8 a.m. to 7 a.m. due to another position. The employee explained to the employer that she would not be able to observe the new working time because of her child care responsibilities. Subsequently, the employee repeatedly arrived late for work. She received several written warnings and finally a termination for behavioral reasons due to this cause. The German District Employment Court, however, deemed the termination to be invalid. Since the employee conclusively presented that no other family member was able to take care of her children and it was impossible to find professional childcare in the early morning, the court considered that her interests outweigh the employer’s interest in her early arrival at work.