Recent Deals

Recent Employment Deals/Matters

 

2011 - 2012

 

Compromise Agreement

 

  • Advising a large number of employees on their employee rights under their compromise agreements
  • Drafting compromise agreements for employers
  • Negotiating compromise agreements

 

Constructive Dismissal

  • Advising on schedule of losses for constructive dismissal claims
  • Advising on alternatives to constructive dismissal claims
  • Advising on settlement of a constructive dismissal claim

 

Disciplinary Proceedings / Grievances

 

  • Advising SME clients on the legitimate enforcement of disciplinary procedures against employees
  • Advising clients on grievance procedures and proper conduct at grievance hearings

 

Discrimination

 

  • Advising on merits of a high value race discrimination claim against a large private company
  • Advising and assisting in internal proceedings involving a claim for sexual orientation discrimination and disability discrimination and negotiating a settlement in the case
  • Advising in a sex discrimination claim against an investment bank
  • Advising an SME in defending a discrimination claim on several fronts

 

Employed/Self-Employed

 

  • Advising construction companies on self-employed workers’ positions under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)
  • Advising employers on the employment of fixed-term employees and drafting requisite contracts
  • Advising on construction of working relationship to ascertain the true status of of a worker

 

Employment Contracts

 

  • Acting on behalf of senior managers in negotiation of revised terms of employment
  • Advising on contractual changes required in respect of the Equality Act 2010
  • Negotiating the revision and/or removal of restrictive covenants from contracts for senior management officials in a large organisation

 

Maternity & Redundancy

 

  • Negotiating settlement packages for employees on maternity leave and placed at risk of redundancy with the maternity leave period
  • Advising on options presented to employees commencing maternity leave at the start of organisation restructure

 

Redundancy

 

  • Advising on a large redundancy dispute involving the outsourcing of work carried out by approximately 40 employees
  • Advising a trade union on proposals by an employer affecting its members
  • Advising a fast growing SME on the conduct of redundancy consultation resulting from the proposed relocation of a department

 

Unfair Dismissal

 

  • Advising employees in high profile unfair dismissal claims, resulting in 3 and 4 day employment tribunal hearings
  • Advising employees on summary dismissal and the successful overturning of the employers’ decision

 

General

 

  • Advising a range of SME’s on the implications of the Equality Act 2010
  • Advising a senior employee of a multi-national company on breach of confidence issues within the organisation

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