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Cobalt Successful for Haltex in Employee Dismissal Proceedings

Cobalt Successful for Haltex in Employee Dismissal Proceedings

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Cobalt has successfully acted for UAB Haltex in proceedings regarding the dismissal of a mid-level executive.

According to Cobalt, "the employee was terminated due to infringement of the constitutional rights of the other employees by degrading treatment and causing them to suffer constant stress and tension. After being dismissed for a gross breach of job duties, the employee brought a lawsuit against the employer. The court of first instance however sided with the employer, holding that the employee was terminated lawfully and dismissed the lawsuit for lack of substantiation. The appellate court dismissed the appeal of the employee and upheld the ruling of the court of first instance."

“This case is one of the first of its kind in the history of Lithuanian courts, with the employer as the prevailing party," said Cobalt Lithuania Legal Counsel Dalia Foigt-Norvaisiene, Head of Employment Law at the firm. "This recent victory shows that the provisions of the new Labor Code prohibiting humiliation and psychological violence against employees are already recognized in Lithuanian case-law. We believe that it will help to promote such values as mutual respect, co-operation and partnership between the employer and employees in employment relations in Lithuania. This case is significant for improving workplace culture in Lithuania."

UAB Haltex is a manufacturer of sportswear with a team of 340 employees. Its product range includes garments for rugby, football, ice hockey, basketball, cricket, athletics, tennis, volleyball, skiing, and cycling.

The Cobalt team consisted of Foigt-Norvaisiene and Senior Associate Giedrius Abromavicius.

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COBALT is closely integrated alliance of top-tier law offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus, making us one of the largest law firms in the Baltic market. 

COBALT is a trusted partner for daily matters and complex large-scale transactions and disputes. The firm’s broad spectrum of expertise and established position as the market leader give a comprehensive basis for providing advice on special areas of business law.

We advise top international and regional businesses, financial institutions, state and local governments, and the region’s most promising start-ups. We offer leading-edge solutions in key industry sectors: Consumer Products, Trade & Distribution, Real Estate & Construction, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Communications, Media & Technologies, Financial Services, Transport & Logistics.

COBALT has been named Baltic Law Firm of the Year 6 times. We were recognized as the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the Baltics at the IFLR European Awards in London. COBALT also won CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, as well as the overall Baltic Deal of the Year, at the 2019 CEE Legal Matters Awards. We have received multiple awards from the Chambers Europe, IFLR, The Lawyer and Mergermarket and we are regularly listed amongst the top performing M&A legal advisors in the Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket deal tables

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