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Anna Dabek

Partner

Partner in the employment and pensions team

My role

I am a partner in the employment and pensions team. I support a range of not-for-profit, charitable and commercial organisations providing complex and strategic advice to HR directors and senior executive teams. I have particular interest supporting health and social care sector. I am approachable and quickly build strong relationships with clients, who say I am ‘pragmatic’ and provide them with ‘business-focused solutions’.

My experience

I regularly provide strategic support with changing terms and conditions, TUPE, the National Minimum Wage, and complex employee relations issues including whistle blowing and discrimination allegations as well as senior executive departures. I have recently supported the United Kingdom Homecare Association, National Care Forum and Voluntary Organisations Disability Group with addressing the social care sector specific National Minimum Wage issues, in relation to sleep-ins and travel time. I also represent clients in employment tribunal proceedings.

‘Anna Dabek and Matthew Wort – both are excellent in the social care and third sector – real thought leaders in this field.’ Legal 500, 2021

My specialisms

  • National Minimum Wage
  • Change programmes – redundancy and terms and conditions
  • Senior employee relations issues
  • Complex employment tribunal proceeding

Blog


My latest articles

Status still matters
Status still matters

Worker status, like Piers Morgan, is one of those things that we think has gone away and then it pops up again!

Top employer Covid-19 conundrums for 2022
Top employer Covid-19 conundrums for 2022

What are the Covid-19 conundrums facing employers as we head into this year? Here are our top six along with some suggested solutions

Mandatory vaccinations: Are they ever a good idea?
Mandatory vaccinations: Are they ever a good idea?

The Coronavirus has, during this year-long pandemic, caused employers to ask questions many thought they would never ask.

The Supreme Court gives its judgment in the Mencap sleep-in appeal case
The Supreme Court gives its judgment in the Mencap sleep-in appeal case

The Supreme Court has today (19 March 2021) handed down judgment in the cases of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad (t/a Clifton House Residential Home).

Employment status – Uber’s journey to the Supreme Court
Employment status – Uber’s journey to the Supreme Court

Supreme Court publishes key decision for those working in the UK’s gig economy.

Equality, diversity and inclusivity; time to do more
Equality, diversity and inclusivity; time to do more

At the end of 2020, The Charity Governance Code was updated or 'refreshed' as it is termed on its website.

Covid-19 update
Covid-19 update

We have spent the best part of a year learning new vocabulary that most of us don’t want to use ever again; 'furlough', 'self-isolation', 'CJRS' to name a few.

Employment Brexit changes
Employment Brexit changes

When the news broke in the early hours of 24 June 2016 that the UK was leaving the EU, I imagine many of us doubted that the process would be either swift or painless.

Common redundancy questions
Common redundancy questions

We have asked colleagues in the Employment Law team to highlight what they think is key to managing a redundancy programme well.

When the shield falls away, who provides protection?
When the shield falls away, who provides protection?

We know that from 1 August 2020, the Government will “pause” shielding.