The firm’s Labour and Employment practice has extensive experience in labour and employment litigation proceedings. In this respect our attorneys represent all types of employers, including large-scale and multi-national companies and corporations, both in the private and public sectors, and in a wide range of industries, in complex legal disputes and particularly in proceedings conducted in the Israeli Labour Courts and other courts (including petitions to the Supreme Court) as well as arbitration and mediation proceedings.
The litigation cases in which the department is involved are, in most cases, complex cases which raise important and substantive questions and have significant monetary implications as well as implications on many different industries. These cases regularly involve discussions with government entities, such as the Supervisor of Wages at the Ministry of Finance, and other entities in the private sector, such as Employers' organizations. The department also assists local Trade Unions with crisis management (in the pre-litigation stage), including throughout initial unionizations.
The department's team members represent and are involved in numerous and varied litigation proceedings in the Labour courts (as well as in other courts), including:
- Individual lawsuits;
- Collective labour disputes, including temporary proceedings that involve strikes and sanctions;
- Class actions;
- Proceedings involving tenders for open positions, including senior positions and tenders for comprehensive manpower services;
- Lawsuits by contractor employees, manpower employees and consultants;
- Proceedings involving termination of employment, including in relation to senior managers;
- Proceedings involving employee transfers to competing companies;
- Proceedings involving employer responsibility for the prevention of sexual harassment at the workplace;
- Proceedings involving questions of equal opportunities and equal rights for individuals with disabilities;
- Proceedings involving questions regarding pensions (both in relation to budgetary pension agreements and accumulative pension agreements);
- Proceedings involving issues of private international law issues (including the applicability of a certain foreign law);
- Proceedings involving questions in relation to foreign workers employed in Israel and relocation of employees abroad.