Employment

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We act for employers, senior executives, partnerships and partners across all aspects of employment law, from contracts and day to day HR issues to the impact of mergers and acquisitions, negotiated exits, dismissals and post employment disputes. The team are sensitive to the emotional and reputational issues that employment disputes can involve and while it is generally best to avoid litigation, we are wholly familiar with employment tribunals and well acquainted with the High Court. We are also accustomed to working within the special regimes that can apply to financial services employment.

Specialist expertise includes:

  • Employment tribunals

  • TUPE

  • Performance management, disciplinary and grievance

  • Restructures and redundancies

  • Equal opportunities and discrimination

  • Whistleblowing

The team are professional, approachable and responsive and have a thorough understanding of our culture and ethics as an organisation.
— Helen Kaye, Vice President HR, Henry Schein
 
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Notable case references

  • Advising a US Fortune 500 employer of approximately 1,600 people in the UK on its contracts and policies, acquisitions and reorganisations, dismissals and disputes, including issues relating to confidential information and post-termination restrictions.

  • Representing a senior executive in a whistleblowing claim that had been described by his previous solicitors as ‘hopeless’ and not worth issuing, and settling that claim for a six figure sum.

  • Advising the CEOs of many of London’s leading advertising agencies on resigning, signing new contracts, taking equity and avoiding post-termination restrictions.

  • Acting on numerous cases arising from the #metoo phenomenon, both for women alleging harassment and assisting individuals accused of inappropriate behaviour

 

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