Magdalena Świtajskaadwokat, partner
Magdalena Świtajska heads the firm’s Global Mobility practice. She has experience conducting numerous matters and proceedings involving citizens of third countries in Poland, including those holding special status and rights under international treaties. For many years she has advised clients on matters such as legalisation of work and stay in Poland of citizens of third countries, posting of foreigners to work in Poland, and foreign posting of Polish citizens.
She practises individual and collective employment law. Her areas of particular interest include “difficult” terminations of high-level employees and protected employees, discrimination, alternative forms of employment (civil contracts, B2B contracts), remote work, cross-border work, and civil law areas related to employment (e.g. liability in damages of parties to employment relationships, protection of personal interests of employers and employees, and competing activity).
She represents clients in proceedings before administrative bodies and courts involving the legality of work and stay in Poland by citizens of third countries, and in employment litigation (including claims over termination of employment, mobbing and discrimination, work accidents and occupational diseases), and also in disputes with the State Labour Inspectorate.
She is the author of numerous publications and lectures on employment and immigration law.
She is qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales (not currently practising).
She joined Wardyński & Partners in 2009.
Faculty of Law and Administration, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń (2010)
Warsaw Bar Chamber
Law Society of England and Wales
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (international associate)
“Foreign workers: Unexploited opportunities for the Polish labour market” (co-author), 2022 Yearbook
“Foreign minimum wage for a Polish employee” (co-author), 2016 Yearbook
“Assignment to Poland: An appealing proposition for foreign employers” 2015 Yearbook
“Why is compliance important in employment law?” (co-author), 2014 Yearbook
The Legal 500 EMEA 2023, Employment