Our Employment Practice Team has vast experience in representation before the entire range of Israeli labour courts, arbitration tribunals and mediation boards in cases involving individual and collective employment disputes of every kind. This experience and expertise is unparalleled in Israel and includes:

  • Structural changes in the work force, changes in work conditions, redundancy programs, changes in management or share ownership, need for change in the workplace arising from statutory or regulatory change, proposed merger or acquisition – all of which can lead to industrial unrest, demands for union recognition or legal challenges from the workforce;
  • We advise our clients on how best to mitigate the risk of any industrial action or legal challenge, whether by guiding them through any necessary consultative process or assisting in negotiations with trade unions or other employee representative bodies;
  • We also advise clients on issues arising from a formal request for recognition of a trade union or workers’ committee in the workplace;
  • We advise on labour disputes with employee unions and employee representatives regarding workplace conditions, pensions and employment and termination and redundancy programs;
  • We represent and litigate claims of wrongful dismissal, breach of contract, defamation of character and sexual harassment;
  • We advise on non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality and trade secret matters;
  • Gender, race, sexual orientation and disability discrimination;
  • We also advise on and represent in class actions involving labour disputes, which are a special form of class actions in Israeli law, litigated in the labour courts.