Employment Law Area

The Employment Law area handles consultancy for both individuals and legal entities, working in close collaboration with the Human Resources Departments of the firm’s client companies for the development of matters regarding employment contracts, Social Security, disciplinary procedures, salary policy and trade union relations, taking part in the negotiation and generation of collective agreements, and in the negotiation and processing with the employment authorities of workforce adjustment programmes, whether through the termination or suspension of contracts, or even the modification of employment conditions.

It specialises in particular in the direction and administration of all reconciliation and litigation proceedings conducted before Labour Courts.

Below are listed its specialist fields:

Dismissals, Terminations, Resignations: Workforce Adjustment Proceedings (‘ERE’)

  • Objective Dismissals.
  • Disciplinary Dismissals.
  • Unfair Dismissals.
  • Invalid Dismissals.

Collective rights and trade union action at the company:

  • Negotiation of collective agreements (statutory and non-statutory).
  • Consultancy on staff representative election procedures.
  • Assistance and consultancy for clients at meetings with workers’ representatives or company representatives.
  • Consultancy and defence in cases of Collective Disputes.

Monetary claims:

  • Final quittances.
  • Variable Remuneration.
  • Compensation.

Employment Contracts:

  • Acknowledgement of rights.
  • Extended leave of absence.
  • Holidays.
  • Substantial Modification of Employment Conditions.
  • Geographical mobility, functional mobility, illegal assignment of workers.

Contractors, Subcontractors and Corporate Succession Benefits:

  • Retirement.
  • Incapacity for work: temporary, permanent, total, partial and permanent, absolute and permanent.
  • Unemployment.

Domestic Service employees:

  • Contracts.
  • Salary slips and final quittances.
  • Holidays.
  • Social Security registration and contributions.

Senior Management:

  • Contract.
  • Dismissals, terminations, resignation.

Disciplinary system:

  • Employment sanctions.
  • Adversarial proceedings.
  • Internal regulations of conduct.

Violation of Fundamental Rights at work:

  • Discrimination at work.
  • Mobbing, bullying.
  • Psychological, emotional, moral or institutional harassment, psychological maltreatment.

Representation and defence of the company or workers before the following bodies:

  • Works and Social Security Inspectorate.
  • Mediation, Arbitration and Insulation Service (SMAC).
  • Labour Courts.
  • Appeals before the High Court, Supreme Court, Constitutional Court.
This area is headed by the lawyer Dña. Angeles Montes Martínez, who specialises in Employment Law.