Labor and Employment Law Litigation

Our Labor and Corporate Immigration Department’s attorneys possess extensive experience in managing labor law actions. This experience includes representing both employers and employees (including unions) in complex litigation matters.

Our legal team represents clients in the full array of collective and personal labor law disputes; representative examples include the following:

  • Claims made under a collective agreement, including requests for injunctions relating to strikes and violations of the agreement.
  • Employer-employee disputes arising from the termination of an employment relationship, including claimed violations of non-competition and intellectual property agreements.
  • Actions involving discrimination and unequal treatment, with special expertise relating to the Employment of Women Law, 1954.
  • Issues regarding the possible existence of an employee-employer relationship, including claims by subcontractors for the rights and benefits traditionally associated with an employee-employer relationship.

Procedurally, the department’s attorneys represent clients in the full array of proceedings in all relevant judicial forums, including civil courts, labor tribunals, the National Labor Court,  and Israel’s High Court of Justice. We have particular expertise in representing clients in labor law-related class actions.

We also regularly appear on behalf of our clients in alternative dispute proceedings such as mediation and arbitration.

We are very active in administrative proceedings, particularly in representing both employers and employees in investigations and claims relating to the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Law, 1998; in hearings prior to termination of employment; and in proceedings before various regulatory authorities such as the Israel Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor.

The breadth and depth of the experience enjoyed by our department attorneys allows us to quickly manage and complete disputes involving the rights and obligations of employers and employees. Over the years, the department has represented clients in a number of trailblazing cases which created legal precedent and social change. Our truly rich experience vests us with the perspective and strategic knowledge necessary to successfully guide our clients through the maze of competing interests and moving parts comprising Israel’s labor and employment law field.

"The team advises on the full spread of related work, with particular expertise in transactions, restructurings and complex disputes."

The Legal 500 | 2020

"Good lawyers that can understand the fine details of a case and represent convincingly to a judge."

The Legal 500 | 2020

"Good ability to work under pressure and not be affected by the opposing side’s attempts to misrepresent the subject under consideration."

The Legal 500 | 2020

"Handles employment issues related to major, often cross-border acquisitions and labour disputes appearing before various levels of the courts."

Chambers & Partners | 2019

"Goldfarb Seligman & Co. represents corporate clients in union negotiations as well as in the labour court and assists multinationals with Israeli labour compliance."

The Legal 500 | 2018



Haim Berenson

Senior Partner