MAGNUSSON ATTORNEY’S SUCCESS IN A PRO BONO LABOUR LAW CASE
As a result of Marzanna’ involvement, the Regional Court in Kraków ruled in its final judgement that depriving pregnant women-catechists of protection from dismissal during pregnancy finds no justification in Polish legal system.
The client was dismissed from school after the local diocese bishop withdrew his written registered referral for her to teach religious education. In the first instance, the District Court ruled that appointed catechists are not covered by the protection granted to pregnant women by the provisions of the Polish Labour Code.
Following appeal, the District Court expressed a different view. At the same time, due to the fact that Sylwia Z. failed to fulfil her formal obligations by not applying for an extension of her referral to teach religious education, the court deemed the termination of employment due to the employee’s fault legal. Nevertheless, even if the final ruling has not come favourable for the client, the decision made by the court of second instance will be instrumental for all female employees potentially finding themselves in a similar situation in the future.
The case received wide media coverage, including in a leading Polish television broadcaster and the daily press.
MARTIN HIRVOJA AS AN EXPERT SPEAKER AT THE ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL LEGAL FORUM
Martin Hirvoja, attorney-at-law from Magnusson Tallinn Office, participated as an expert on the panel on How to Make Government Oversight Amiable yet Effective: Presentation of a New Draft Bill on State Control and Supervision of Russian Federation.read more
MAGNUSSON WARSAW ADVISES VASTINT ON SALE OF THREE OFFICE BUILDINGS IN WROCŁAW
Magnusson Warsaw represented Vastint Poland in the process of selling three office buildings being a part of Business Garden Wrocław. The property was purchased by the Philippine fund ISOC Group.read more
MAGNUSSON FINALISES ONE OF SWEDEN'S LARGEST REAL ESTATE LAWSUITS
The case concerned the termination of a site leasehold right concerning Berg's oil port located in Nacka. Oil depot activities have been conducted on the property since 1959. Nacka municipality has during the last twenty years planned to create a denser and more mixed urban development on western Sickla island, where the property is located.read more
MAGNUSSON WINS IN SWEDEN’S ENVIRONMENTAL COURT
Magnusson has successfully represented Varbergs Bostadsaktiebolag in the Environmental Court in a case concerning exemption from the prohibitions in the biotope protection provisions in the Environmental Code.read more