We have extensive expertise in employment work, both advising and appearing in the High Court, County Court, Employment Tribunal and the EAT. These include high profile cases involving the Police, Local Government and the Armed Forces, as well as cases involving large-scale private sector employers. We frequently represent parties at internal disciplinary hearings and we have extensive experience of representing professionals and professional bodies at disciplinary tribunals. We have specific expertise in cases concerning discrimination law in the provision of goods, facilities and services and the public equality duties.
Principal areas of work:
• Unfair dismissal/wrongful dismissal
• Transfer of Undertakings
• Information & Consultation
• Sex Discrimination/Equal Pay
• Disability Discrimination
• Race Discrimination
• Sexual Orientation Discrimination
• Discrimination on grounds of Religion and Belief
• Age Discrimination
• Part-Time, Fixed-Term & Agency Workers
• Restraint of Trade (often leading to injunctions in the High Court)
• Contractual, Wages/Bonus claims
• Public Interest Disclosure
• Breach of Confidence & Data Protection problems
• Professional Discipline and Injunctions
• Discrimination in provision of goods, facilities and services
• Public Equality Duties including Judicial Review
This team has the advantage that many of its members have extensive experience in related claims such as those concerning disability issues, stress at work and public law remedies. Chambers and Partners Legal Directory recognise us as a top-rated set in the area of professional discipline (with individual members ranked as leaders in the professional discipline and employment fields). The consequence of this is that we are able to bring to bear a multi-disciplinary approach which frequently assists in developing innovative approaches to problems.
Members of chambers are increasingly engaged with questions of discrimination law generally and have appeared in cases concerning discrimination in education and the provision of goods, facilities and services for Claimants and Public Authorities as well as SENDIST litigation. We advise public authorities in addition on the Equality Duties in the areas of Race, Sex and Disability. Chambers has a particular experience in Local Government.
Chambers has organised an extensive series of seminars in the last ten years on subjects such as Statutory Disciplinary Procedures, Age Discrimination, Stress at Work, Ill-Health Retirement and the Public Equality Duties.
• regularly appear in cases referred by the Free Representation Unit
• act for clients through the Bar Pro-Bono unit
• are members of ELAAS
• have been members of the Employment Law Bar Association since its inception
• are members of the Employment Lawyers Association and Discrimination Lawyers Association
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