Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn N.V.

Employment Department

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What the team is known for Attracts significant attention for its activity on behalf of state institutions. Advises public sector clients on issues regarding workplace discrimination, temporary employment contracts and remuneration packages. Also advises a number of corporate clients on employment law matters spanning the dismissal of top executives, the hiring of new staff and the employment law aspects of acquisitions.

Strengths One client praises the lawyers for their "high-quality and high-speed" advice, while another reports that the firm provides "excellent value for money."

Clients also highlight the team's"litigation strategy" and say that "they are open in saying if we are not going to win."

Work highlights Advised the Dutch national police force on a discrimination claim brought by an officer relating to the right to wear religious clothing whilst on duty.

Notable practitioners

Ruben Van Arkel heads the firm's employment department and is a key contact for public sector clients. He advises on matters that raise questions of workplace discrimination or the remuneration of public sector executives. Clients appreciate that he is "very punctual, hard-working and sharp."