Employment law advice
We advise Polish and international companies, including some of the largest, leading firms on domestic and global markets in such sectors as banking and finance, IT and communications, heavy industry, automotive, services and FMCG.
We also provide ongoing services to clients that enjoy special legal status, such as employment agencies, diplomatic and consular missions, employer organisations, foundations, associations, churches and religious organisations.
Below are some examples of matters we have handled:
We have handled one of the largest employment restructurings in Europe in recent years, including group layoffs affecting nearly 6,000 workers in the railway sector;
- We have provided legal support to a company in the rail sector in the privatisation process, including multi-stage negotiations with trade unions concerning a package of privatisation-related benefits for employees;
- We have advised one of the world’s largest producers of consumer goods in a complex sale transaction (covering a dozen or more jurisdictions), structured to include transfer of staff and implementation of delayed transfer mechanisms such as Temporary Service Agreements (TSA);
- We have participated in preparing the strategy and conducting an investigation into suspicions that employees had committed crimes against an international company and its customers. We have advised on obtaining evidence, termination of employment, criminal prosecution, risks of civil liability, and maintaining key customer relationships;
- We have advised on negotiation of agreements and appointment of a special negotiating team and a European Works Council in connection with transformation of a leading international company in the sport sector into a European Company (SE);
- We have represented key clients from various industries in judicial proceedings throughout the country in claims concerning termination of employment contracts, including termination of employment of management board members for misconduct, job-related accidents and illnesses, mobbing, discrimination (e.g. with respect to salary and access to training), and participation in illegal strikes.