Dr. Ruediger Helm is a self-employed German lawyer based in South Africa who joins SALDRU as a research affiliate. Helm has a PhD in economics and social sciences from Hamburg University, Germany. The title of his doctoral thesis is, “Health security at the workplace as absolute barrier against limited employment contracts”.
Helm has spent more than two decades working in the legal and research fields and has an accomplished publications record. Amongst his achievements is the fact that he was architect of the “Mangold-Helm Case” to the European Court of Justice, which led to a new interpretation of Age Discrimination laws and other kinds of work discrimination laws in Europe. Download his CV.