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Labour/ Employment Law

 

The Labour/Employment Division of our law firm represents both employers and workers in all aspects of employment, labour, employee benefits, redundancy, dismissal/termination and injury at work cases. This means that whether it is an employer or a worker who needs our services, we are able to help.  We listen to our clients and we speak the language of our clients. Knowing that we represent clients from different educational and intellectual backgrounds, we communicate in plain, simple English (and local languages).

When acting on retainer for companies, our lawyers liaise with the clients’ management to come out with better strategies to deal with employment issues such as unionization of workers, negotiation and preparation of Collective Bargaining Agreements, employee benefits, complaint-handling procedures, etc.

Our firm’s range of employment litigation practice includes the following:

  • Litigating employment-related disputes in court
  • Handling wrongful dismissal cases before the National Labour Commission
  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements
  • Arbitrating contractual disputes
  • Providing employee benefits advice

Our lawyers have particular experience dealing with the following:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Breach of contract
  • Sexual harassment
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Employee benefits (SSNIT, Tier 1 and Tier contributions, Provident Fund)
  • Employee rights under the Labour Act
  • Challenging and defending arbitration awards
  • Vicarious liability cases
  • Redundancy
 

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