Employment & Equality

Jo frequently appears for HMRC in minimum wage enforcement proceedings. She gained substantial experience in employment law during pupillage, working on cases before the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeals Tribunal. She was also involved in a variety of sports-related employment cases.

Jo first developed an interest in employment law while serving as an elected trade union branch officer. She has carried out employment work on a pro bono basis for the Free Representation Unit (FRU). Listen to Jo discuss full disclosure of convictions for sex workers on episode 28 of our podcast Law Pod UK here.

Selected Cases

  • Fraser-Wright v Peterborough City Council: Representing the defendant in this claim where a job reference written in respect of a former employee was alleged to be a negligent misstatement, resulting in a loss of future work. Successfully defending the case on causation.
  • Kelly’s Nails v HMRC: Representing HMRC, recovering sums owed to employees following failure to pay the national minimum wage. The employer’s appeal against the notice was brought after the statutory deadline. Successfully arguing that there was no statutory discretion to extend time and therefore the Employment Tribunal had no jurisdiction to consider the appeal.
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