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Employment Law

MWC has a robust employment practice. MWC through its Managing Partner has been involved in advising on complex employment matters, including on redundancy, restructuring, termination of employees, transitioning of employee’s employment disputes and litigation, and drafting human resource policies and contracts.

MWC has also been involved in negotiations and collective bargaining with trade unions, employers and employees. Some of the matters MWC has experience in include:

Acting for and advising a leading international tobacco grower in a complex and large- scale redundancy exercise touching on over 7,000 multi-level employees including directors, managers, unionised employees, permanent employees, contractual and casual employees who were declared redundant including litigation support at the Employment & Labour Relations Court and the Court of Appeal.

Successfully defending Alliance One Tobacco (Kenya) Limited in a complex multi-layered employment claims instituted by former employees and a Union. In the claim, we successfully argued the dismissal or abandonment of an application for security for costs worth Kshs. 150 million by the former employees and the Union. In the final decision, we were partially successful in dismissing several claims.

Acting for Fastjet Airlines Kenya Limited in a complex employment claim instituted by an employee.

Acting for one of the world’s top European infrastructure and construction companies in a protracted employment dispute filed former employee for wrongful and unfair termination, claim for allowances, discrimination and breach of right to fair labour practice.

Providing employment law advice to a leading international non-governmental organisation that promotes democracy, rule of law, openness and human rights.

Acting for and advising a leading paper manufacturer in various employment matters.

Advising a leading five (5) star hotel in relation to various employment matters.

Advising Lake Turkana Wind Power Limited in relation to employment law issues.

Advising Kenya Grange Vehicle Industries Limited in relation to the takeover of its motor vehicle assembly business by an international car assembly company including engaging in multifaceted negotiations with relevant union officials and employees on the impending redundancy of all of Kenya Grange’s employees.

Acting for and advising clients in collective bargaining and related negotiations with Unions.

Advising various clients on employment compliance including review of their employment contracts, staff manuals and handbooks.

Advising various clients on the disciplinary process leading to termination of employment or mutual separation or settlement agreements.

Acting for individual clients in unfair termination and constitutional claims against their former employers at the Employment and Labour Relations Court.

For more information on MWC Legal’s Employment Law expertise, please contact James Wairoto at jwairoto@mwc.legal.