Select a location

This selection will switch the site from presenting information primarily about Senegal to information primarily about . If you would like to switch back, you may use location selection options at the top of the page.

Employment

We advise employers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship, including contracts, wages, dismissals, cross-border employment, pensions and social security. We advise on redundancies and corporate restructuring, human resource issues in relation to mergers and acquisitions, income tax and negotiations with trade unions and staff representatives. In the case of disputes, we also assist clients with litigation and mediation. 

Our clients include international and local companies and NGOs, as well as diplomatic missions. We also provide advice on related issues of taxation depending on the nature of the employment.

Our lawyers in Senegal help clients create a legally compliant and diverse workforce. In turn, this helps our clients harness the benefits of being a proactive and fair employer. 

Businesses that show they truly value diversity, encourage respect for individuals and promote equality through a methodical approach, are far better placed to recruit and retain the best talent, which is essential in times of both economic uncertainty and prosperity.

Key contacts

Damiens Aw
Damiens Aw Senior AssociateGENI & KEBE Lawyers Full profile
Mohamed Dieng
Mohamed Dieng Attorney / Senior AssociateGENI & KEBE Lawyers Full profile

Our lawyers in Senegal have years of experience in dealing with collective employment and traditional labor matters and disputes, and are ideally placed to advise, guide and represent employer clients domestically and internationally. 

Key contacts

Damiens Aw
Damiens Aw Senior AssociateGENI & KEBE Lawyers Full profile
Mohamed Dieng
Mohamed Dieng Attorney / Senior AssociateGENI & KEBE Lawyers Full profile

Our lawyers represent clients in a wide range of employment disputes and understand the legal, business and procedural developments in Senegal and beyond. 

Through innovative dispute resolution strategies and effective case management, we aim to identify and execute the most advantageous business-oriented solutions, either by pursuing or defending litigation or arbitration proceedings, or through alternative methods, such as mediation.

Key contacts

Damiens Aw
Damiens Aw Senior AssociateGENI & KEBE Lawyers Full profile
Mohamed Dieng
Mohamed Dieng Attorney / Senior AssociateGENI & KEBE Lawyers Full profile

The growing global focus on anti-corruption and corporate misconduct, data privacy, business and supply chain ethics, as well as aggressive enforcement by regulatory authorities puts compliance at the top of many of our clients' agendas. 

Our lawyers in Senegal support clients with these complex issues and provide practical and targeted legal advice.

Key contacts

Damiens Aw
Damiens Aw Senior AssociateGENI & KEBE Lawyers Full profile
Mohamed Dieng
Mohamed Dieng Attorney / Senior AssociateGENI & KEBE Lawyers Full profile

Our lawyers in Senegal have considerable experience in advising on legally compliant pension schemes, compensation arrangements and incentive schemes tailored to each client's unique human resource and corporate strategy. 

Key contacts

Damiens Aw
Damiens Aw Senior AssociateGENI & KEBE Lawyers Full profile
Mohamed Dieng
Mohamed Dieng Attorney / Senior AssociateGENI & KEBE Lawyers Full profile

A smooth reorganization, restructuring, outsourcing or reduction in force hinges on early identification of a clear people strategy, a sensible understanding of how that strategy affects the commercial aspects of the change proposal and the development of a systematic approach to implementation. 

Our lawyers in Senegal have helped clients through processes involving international re-alignments, complex outsourcing and insourcing arrangements and pre and post-merger/acquisition integrations. This advice encompasses the particular labor law requirements in francophone African jurisdictions.

Key contacts

Damiens Aw
Damiens Aw Senior AssociateGENI & KEBE Lawyers Full profile
Mohamed Dieng
Mohamed Dieng Attorney / Senior AssociateGENI & KEBE Lawyers Full profile

Experience has included advising:

  • A leading international news group on the dismissal of a high profile correspondent.
  • Emirates Airlines on employees’ rights under Senegalese law.
  • Mastercard Foundation on local and expatriate employment contracts.
  • A leading international pharmaceutical company on employment obligations relating to office closures and dismissals.
  • A leading international IT consulting provider on the termination of employment in Senegal.
  • NGOs Water Aid and Child Fund on social audits.
  • The Japanese International Cooperation Agency on human resources management issues.
  • Action Aid on the termination of an employment contract.
  • KPMG on immigration employment issues.
  • Plan International in a successful appeal of a decision in a class action dismissal claim in Guinea.

COVID-19 and the right to work

The purpose of this note is to (i) shed light on the content of this ordinance, and (ii) analyse how it restricts the power of employers to dismiss or to suspend employment contracts in Senegal, as outlined in the Labor Code.