Introduction

Hello! My name is Mirjam Admiraal, and I come from Zwolle, Netherlands. I have completed a double master's degree in Dutch Private Law and European Law School at the University of Groningen.

Over the past decade, I have worked as a lawyer and as a corporate legal counsel for several major companies in the EU. I have gained extensive experience in providing legal advice and representing clients in various court proceedings.

Before starting my own practice, I personally encountered the gender pay gap at my last employer. 

Over mij

Van loonkloof naar missie

My former employer, Wehkamp, paid my male colleague €1,000 more each month for the exact same work, even though I had more experience.

As soon as I began questioning this discrepancy, I was treated as if I were being difficult and causing a problem that didn't exist. When I persisted, it escalated into a conflict that eventually led to a burnout. The company then chose not to renew my contract.

I initiated a legal procedure, and eventually, The Dutch Human Rights Institute ruled in my favour.Shortly after, my employer paid me the rightful salary, along with a fair (dismissal) compensation and all the legal expenses I had incurred.

If there's one thing everyone agrees on: it is that it would be better if it didn't have to come to this.

Thankfully, it can be different! With my help and legal assistance, I strive to prevent escalation for both employers and employees. In addition to addressing the gender pay gap, I also provide advice on other forms of discrimination and workplace misconduct.

Mirjam Admiraal in three characterics

1

modern

 I write and speak in plain language as much as possible. I like to keep it short and simple (KISS), so everyone can understand.

2

Experienced

 Through my up to date knowledge of the latest developsments in case law and regulations a conflict can often be prevented

3

Dedicated

Because of my personal experience, I understand the importance of transparent communication and can relate to both parties' emotions

Do you also want to prevent escalation?

Check out the various topics below to see what I can do for you, or get in touch directly for a free and no-obligation initial consultation. All consultations are, of course, strictly confidential.

Read more first?

In my blog you will find legal background articles with general information for HR, works councils, managers, collegues and affected employees

Equal pay and glass ceiling

Equal pay for Equal work
how to get there?

Discrimination

Support in filing or handling complaints

Workplace misconduct

Help and advice for those affected, those accused and their employer