Iwona Jaroszewska-Ignatowska

Attorney-at-law / Partner

Attorney-at-law, Doctor of Juridical Science, partner. Graduated with honors from the Law and Administration Faculty at the University of Gdańsk (10th position in the graduate list). In 2003 participated in the work of the parliamentary commission on the “European” amendment of the Labour Code and the Brussels Social Dialogue program at the European Union.

Has a dozen or so years of experience in providing legal services in the area of labour law. After completing her court training she was the director of the legal department of a consultancy and worked as an in-house in a corporation, which enabled her to understand the needs of corporate clients and work out the much-appreciated business approach to resolution of HR problems. She also worked in the Constitutional Tribunal Office. For 10 years she ran her own Labour Law Firm, managing a 8-person team of lawyers, providing permanent service to approx. 40 corporate clients.

In her practice, Ms. Jaroszewska-Ignatowska focuses predominantly on issues related to working time, including the implementation and execution of emergency response contingency plans, transfers, group dismissals, voluntary redundancy programmes, temporary work, outsourcing, in-company sources of labour law, termination of employment contracts and negotiations with trade unions, also conducted as part of collective disputes. She assists her clients in applying labour law regulations while incorporating their specific business needs and corporate rules related to their code of ethics and values.

She was a lecturer at post-graduate labour law studies at the Leon Koźmiński Academy, at the University of Łódź and, earlier on, at the Higher School of Commerce and Law in Warsaw at the Law and Administration Faculty, and Warsaw College of Personal Management in Post-Graduate Labour Law and Personnel Management.

Currently regularly invited to speak at conventions, conferences, symposia. Successfully runs workshops in labour law for employees of HR departments and employee management staff, in particular devoted to working time, termination of employment contracts, discrimination and mobbing, as well as managers’ liability, which clients appreciate for specific answers to their challenges involved in managing employees on a day-to-day basis, combined with providing specific examples.

Author of numerous publications on labour law: report prepared for the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland entitled: “Age discrimination of the elderly in the labour market”, “Labour Code with commentary” published by the “Infor” publishing house; co-author of the encyclopedia “Law not only for lawyers”; commentaries: “Labour Code. Commentary for HR managers” edited by A. Patulski, PhD and counselor G. Orłowski and “Praxis. Labour law for judges and attorneys-in-fact” edited by K. Walczak, PhD hab., and M. Wojewódka, PhD. Frequent guest of radio and television programmes.

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