In this episode, we will discuss labour dispute resolution in Russia. We will address process features and key trends in labour litigation. The peculiarity of labour disputes in Russia is that they rarely start with large financial claims of employees. They are more aimed at the company's brand, its reputation, and the like. However, practice shows that, due to the length and formality of the litigation, originally-insignificant financial demands can develop into rather large ones, over time. Another quite sensitive specific of Russian labour litigation is that one of the core demands in dismissal challenging cases is reinstatement at work. This also means compensation for the forced unemployment for the whole period of litigation, in case the court sustains the claim. As such, labour disputes should be treated with the highest degree of care.
Speakers: Irina Anyukhina, ALRUD Partner and Head of Labour and Employment Practice, Margarita Egiazarova, Senior Associate of Labour and Employment Practice at ALRUD, and Maria Nevezhina, Senior Attorney of Labour and Employment Practice at ALRUD.