Lawyers:
Labour Disputes
Rafał Pytlak
MANAGING PARTNER
Labour Disputes
Wojciech Deja
Partner, Leader in Practice of Litigations

We help clients resolve labour disputes based on their employment contracts and by adopting other legal measures. We combine comprehensive and practical knowledge of employment law, social insurance, trade union law and civil law with years of hands-on experience in court proceedings dedicated to these fields of legal expertise. We represent our clients in collective disputes and support employment restructuring processes.

Brief case summary: representing the employer in a labour dispute over the termination of an employment contract by fault of the employee, who was dismissed on grounds of gross misconduct.

Our lawyers pointed to basic employer responsibilities, taking into consideration the position of the employer in the organisational structure of the company. Consultations with trade unions were also held. Our lawyers also gathered evidence on when the employer learned that there were grounds for terminating the employment contract. The identification of these grounds was a continuous process based on a complex, in-house survey.

Amount in litigation: approx. PLN 250 000. Case status: legal proceedings before the court of first instance.

Brief case summary: representing the interests of a client in a case against his previous employer.

Our client was accused of infringing the non-competition clause laid down in the B2B contract. Our lawyers were entrusted with interpreting parallel provisions in the contract that laid down contractual penalties. The issue addressed by our lawyers was the accumulation and imposition of severe contractual penalties.

Amount in litigation: approx. PLN 300 000. Case status: legal proceedings before the court of first instance.

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