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Legal Counsel, Workplace Relations in Dublin at PayPal

Date Posted: 8/31/2020

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 305 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal’s Legal Team is looking to hire a Legal Counsel, Workplace Relations to conduct internal investigations and collaboratively resolve complex or sensitive workplace conduct issues ensure consistent application of workplace policies and procedures as well as compliance with local laws and regulations. In this role, you will work closely with Human Resources, Global Investigations, Employment Law, business leaders, and employees to build understanding, transparency, and trust across the company.

Legal Counsel, Workplace Relations (m/f/d)

Job Responsibilities

You will work as part of a high-performing team responsible for conducting internal investigations involving alleged violations of PayPal’s polices, including the company’s Code of Conduct, as well as relevant employment laws.  Core responsibilities include:

  • Designing and executing upon investigation plans, including, but not limited to, the review and analysis of specific allegations, collection and assessment of documentary evidence, and conducting relevant witness interviews
  • Effectively interacting and communicating with individuals involved in the matter under review, including HR Business Partners, legal counsel, business leaders, and affected employees
  • Managing a caseload of multiple internal reviews.  Preparing and maintaining casefiles, executive summaries, and reports as part of an end-to-end process
  • Making objective and analytically-sound findings and providing timely recommendations and advice about options for corrective action, as well as recommendations for internal improvements to mitigate the risk of future improper activity
  • Coordinating with internal employment counsel, privacy counsel, outside counsel, and others, as appropriate
  • Supporting and promoting continuous improvement to the internal review process
  • Learning and benchmarking against external best practices and recommending appropriate changes to internal practices
  • Developing a deep understanding of PayPal’s unique culture and values and bringing objectivity and empathy to investigations
  • Provide counseling, legal advice, and support to the Employment Legal and Litigation departments, as needed


  • Several years of experience conducting complex investigations in an in-house or outside counsel, senior HR professional, or relevant government department or agency capacity
  • An enthusiasm for investigations and the important role they play in advancing PayPal’s mission
  • Practicing attorney or recent experience as a practicing attorney, with a focus on employment law
  • Able to obtain license to practice law
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with employee witnesses, members of leadership, and other key stakeholders
  • A strong personal ethical code and integrity, with a deep respect for privacy and confidentiality
  • The experience and confidence to make difficult decisions and to exercise expert judgment
  • The ability to recognize and put aside personal biases, to see different perspectives, and to conduct all reviews independently and objectively
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills, especially in complex and nuanced situations.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.  
  • An ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in a self-motivated, detail-oriented and highly organized manner.
  • Curiosity and a learning mindset with a willingness to engage in continual learning and to contribute to the learning of the team.
  • Resilience in managing a demanding caseload, balancing shifting priorities, and meeting deadlines
  • Grace under fire when working in crisis situations
  • Occasional business travel might be required on as-needed basis

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at



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