Our firm handles judicial assignments regarding disputes caused by the client’s employment or service. These include challenges and problems the client faces while ending an employment, questions concerning discrimination at work, organizational changes, drawing up terms and interpreting a contract of employment, safety at work, gender equality issues, as well as dismissals and dissolutions of employment contracts.
During the last couple of years in Finland discrimination at work has increased as well as problems concerning the equality of the workers. The employee’s subjective view of an unfair treatment does not guarantee that the case will succeed in a judicial process. The outcome in a conflict depends on an evaluation of the evidence and the employer’s possible grounds for his actions. In our experience this leads to the fact that a person who is exposed to discrimination will need guidance on how to collect the needed evidence as early as possible. The legislation regarding discrimination at work is extremely difficult to perceive for a layman. That is why we go through all the details of the case with our client, especially questions concerning evidence and different possible interpretations of the situation.
Conflicts concerning labour law often disables the persons involved as well as the work environment. Persons involved in a conflict at work are often exposed to depression, post-traumatic stress and anxiety. These types of conflicts often last long, which further weakens the psychological well-being for the parties concerned. In labour law conflicts we offer the client psychological counselling in order for them to cope with the situation.
Conflicts at the office create a threat to the company’s reputation. No firm wants to be known as the employer that treats its staff disrespectfully and breaks the law. In these situation our firm also offers counselling in the psychology of communication and in questions concerning judicial responsibility. The way that the company communicates about the conflict, both internally and externally, affects the company’s image and might have direct or indirect effect on the outcome of a possible judicial process.