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Legal Support and Advice

As a member of Akavia, you have access to advice and guidance concerning your career and employment terms and conditions from our negotiators/advisors who are specialists in Swedish labour law.

Support on Employment for International Professionals in Sweden

We are experts in the labour market for economists, lawyers, social scientists, IT professionals, HR specialists, and communicators. Our negotiators/advisors possess profound knowledge about our members' professions, industries, and conditions in the job market. Regardless of your workplace – private sector, government, or local authority – or your role as an employee, self-employed individual, or manager – our advisors offer support and guidance for all work-related inquiries.

As a member, you can reach out to us for advice and support concerning your career and employment terms and conditions. Our knowledgeable advisors can represent you in negotiations with your employer if you encounter issues at work. Our employment law support means that, as a member, you have access to advice, guidance, as well as legal support and negotiation assistance.

Please feel free to contact us via phone or the contact form. We stand by your side, addressing your individual needs.

Advice and Guidance on Your Work Life

Whether you need specific support or guidance based on your situation, our negotiators/advisors are available for you. Among other things, we can assist you with the following queries:

  • Salary
  • Employment conditions
  • Vacation
  • Notice period
  • Work environment
  • Parental leave
  • Collective agreement
  • Intellectual property rights

Legal Support and Negotiation Assistance

Our skilled labour law specialists and experienced negotiators can help if disagreements or indifferences occurs between you and your employer. We can provide advice and support before you reach out to the employer yourself or negotiate with the employer on your behalf. This could encompass anything from employment terms to improper dismissal. You are entitled to legal support and negotiation assistance from the day you become a member of Akavia. However, the issue must not have arisen before you applied for membership.

As a member, you can receive legal aid in order to represent you in legal courts, in arbitration panels, and against public authorities. This means that one of our union lawyers represents you throughout the process at no cost. In the event of a loss, Akavia covers all legal costs.

A prerequisite for legal aid is reasonable prospects of success in a legal examination. Legal aid pertains to disputes handled in Swedish courts, arbitration boards, and authorities under Swedish law. Our legal aid covers the following areas:

  • Labour disputes between you and your employer regarding, for example, termination, employment terms, or vacation
  • Application for bankruptcy and state wage guarantee when your employer is insolvent
  • Review and appeal of decisions denying work injury compensation or unemployment benefits
  • Legal representation in cases of suspected work environment violations

However, legal aid does not cover expenses for arbitration procedures according to agreements between you and the employer unless there are exceptional reasons. Legal aid also does not cover compensation you are ordered to pay to the employer.

Contact for Guidance, Negotiation Assistance, or Legal Support

No one should feel uncertain about their rights or face a workplace dispute alone. We provide assistance and support based on your situation, offering both employment law advice, legal support, and negotiation assistance to our members. We stand by your side, addressing your individual needs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via phone or the contact form. We stand by your side, addressing your individual needs.

In case you're not a member of Akavia yet, learn more about the membership.

Legal Support and Advice

Get access to support and guidance concerning your career and employment terms and conditions from our negotiators/advisors who are specialists in Swedish labour law.

Apply to become a member