Managing Partner - Admitted to the Supreme Court
Anne Marie Due the managing partner at Hjort and a member of our employment law department. She has extensive experience in this practice area.
Anne Marie is experienced within employment law, including the law for government employees, pensions, privacy, administrative law and litigation. Anne Marie assists clients in both the private and public sectors and has broad experience in the particular problems that are relevant for public sector entities.
Anne Marie assists clients both with legal advice and as legal counsel in connection with most issues in employment law, pensions, privacy and administrative law. Notably, she has conducted several cases before the Norwegian Supreme Court during the last few years concerning issues such as the limitations to the employer’s management prerogative when relocating or making changes in senior policy measures; the issue of whether the loss of contractual early retirement pension scheme (AFP) implies a right to vote in the transfer of a business, and whether employers are entitled to use information from waste disposal vehicles’ satellite navigation system to detect possible employment irregularities.
Anne Marie has also conducted a case before the Norwegian Supreme Court in a plenary session. The case addressed whether an instruction laid down by the government was in violation of the constitution. Furthermore, Anne Marie has conducted a number of cases before the district courts and courts of appeals on a range of labour law issues, including several cases concerning the future regulation of pension rights and responsibility for costs associated with these.
In addition, Anne Marie has had extensive advisory assignments, including offering ongoing advice in whistleblowing cases and . The investigative assignments have included looking into whether the Working Environment Act’s requirement to a suitable working environment had been violated, various forms of harassment, privacy law breaches, and cases of violation of employees’ individual rights.
Anne Marie is often requested to hold lectures about various topics regarding employment law and pension. At the Centre for Continuing Legal Education, she has held lectures on employment law and led courses, as well as giving lectures on the Public Employee Act.
Anne Marie also acts as an external examiner and supervisor for the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo.
Anne Marie is the head of the Dispute Resolution Board under the Working Environment Act. The Board makes decisions regarding employment disputes listed in section 17-2 of the act. She was also a member of the expert committee appointed to examine the grounds for state coverage of non-profit organisations’ historical pension costs. The committee was appointed by royal decree on 10 April 2015 and submitted its recommendation on 15 August 2016 in the official report NOU 2016:12 Ideell Opprydding (Non-profit re-organisation).
The Norwegian Bar Association
Due is ranked in employment litigation by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
“She has a strong name in employment litigation and specialises in representing employers in the public sector”.
Co-author of Arbeidsrett. Særlig om omstilling i offentlig sektor
Due has written several articles about subjects in employment law.