Employment counseling

97 percent of legal advice clients were satisfied with the service they received

Professionals of Business and Technology Union's employment law advice is free for all members. Therefore, you get the help of a legal professional for your work-related questions at the price of your membership!

"I didn't get a simple yes or no answer to my short question, but I was clearly told what to pay attention to now and in the future. The answer was of concrete benefit – it saved me a lot of money!"

The union's employment lawyers advise members on matters related to, for example

  • employment and civil service relationships, collective agreements, change negotiations, and equality and non-discrimination issues
  • labor lawyers will investigate your case, write letters, negotiate, and help, if necessary, to bring the case to court

Please note that immediate help can often be found at work by turning to the local union representative. It is also possible to turn to the occupational safety and health representative in occupational safety and health matters.


Before contacting our employment lawyers, carefully think through the legal questions you are hoping to get an answer to. It is a good idea to include the following background information in your first contact by email or through the digital lawyer, for example:

  • The name of the employer
  • A description of the problem
  • Information about the employment relationship (permanent/temporary, duration, etc.)
  • A copy of the employment contract

Information about the applicable collective agreement, if the matter relates to the terms of employment

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020 155 8815 | Mon-Thu  9-16 ja Fri 10-16
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Typically, we can respond to questions within 1-2 business days, but during busy periods, such as just before holidays, it may take a little longer to respond. Please contact us well in advance so that we can help you in your situation in the best possible way.

After your contact, our labor lawyer will review the material related to the matter and request additional clarification if necessary. If necessary, additional clarification will also be requested from the employer. However, the union's lawyers will never contact the employer without the member's prior consent. When the background information is sufficient, we will provide you with a legal assessment of whether the employer, for example, has violated the Employment Contract Act in the matter.

Most legal matters are resolved through consultation and negotiation through the union's labor counseling. As a last resort, the matter can be taken to court. At this stage, we offer our members a unique legal benefit.

The use of legal protection requires a support decision from the Professionals of Business and Technology legal unit. If a member has given an assignment to an attorney without first contacting labor counseling, legal protection may be denied. The person handling the member's case must be a labor lawyer specializing in labor law approved by the Professionals of Business and Technology TRAL ry.

Membership fees do not include unlimited counseling services, but Professionals of Business and Technology always considers on a case-by-case basis what and how extensive investigations or actions are appropriate in the matter.

Quick and easy answers to your questions

You can reach our lawyers conveniently through Lakichat /Law Chat from Monday to Thursday from 9-16 and on Fridays from10-16. You can find the chat in the lower right corner of our website.

Our online legal service Digijuristi / Digital Lawyer answers the most common employment questions.

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Quick and easy answers to your questions

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance with any legal questions related to work or official relationships
020 155 8815 | Mon-Thu klo 9-16 ja Fri klo 10-16

FAQ in Lakichat

What does the Tradenomiliitto's employment counseling cover?

  • Telephone and email counseling on legal issues related to employment and public service
  • Commenting on documents such as employment contracts and termination agreements
  • Assisting members in negotiations on termination of employment
  • Handling disputes and participating in settlement negotiations

How much does using the legal services cost?

Tradenomiliitto members receive the union's legal services at the price of membership. The cost of equivalent services purchased from law firms is on average €250/hour.

Is it confidential to deal with a lawyer?

All conversations with the union's employment lawyers are confidential.

My contract has a confidentiality clause. Can I send the contract to the union's lawyer?

Yes, you can. The union's employment lawyer acts as your lawyer in the matter and you have the right to provide your lawyer with all documents that concern you.

How quickly will I get a response to my question from the union?

  • Lakichat is available for simple and quick employment questions. It can be found in the lower right corner of our website from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.
  • Our Digijuristi electronic legal service contains more general employment questions and is open 24/7.
  • The response time for emails is up to two working days, but you will usually receive a response much faster. However, please note that some legal matters require more research or background checks, which may result in a longer response time.

Do the union's lawyers contact my employer?

Tradenomiliitto's lawyers never contact a member's employer without the member's permission. With the member's permission, we may, however, contact the employer if necessary to clarify an employment or public service matter.

I have found the employer's behavior to be very emotionally burdensome. Who can I talk to about this?

Disputes related to employment relationships are understandably very burdensome. The union's lawyers will help you with the legal handling of the matter. If you need support to cope with the process during or after it, you can get help from our partner Työvalmennus Futuuri in the form of well-being coaching or workability coaching. The coaching is included in your membership fee and is not charged separately.

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