Associate in the pensions and employment team
I am an associate in the pensions and employment team. I work across all of our sectors advising on all aspects of employment law. I aim to provide clients with pragmatic solutions.
I have experience in all aspects of employment law including disciplinary and grievance processes, contracts of employment, handbooks, redundancy/restructures, the application of TUPE, collective consultation, discrimination, managing sickness absence, holiday pay, defending employment tribunal claims, settlement agreements and business immigration.
Whilst we all wait in limbo for the UK’s future in Europe, Hazel covers some basics worth noting...
The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) has launched a new scheme specifically for charities and not-for-profit organisations who want to advise EU citizens on UK settlement.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal will no doubt bring a sigh of relief for employers, but a corresponding sigh of disappointment may be uttered for equality and gender balance in the workplace.
Non-UK nationals will surely be worried about an uncertain future, with much still unclear. These feelings will inevitably accompany people to work, and so employers need to be prepared.
The EAT held in OBI v Rice Shack Ltd that an employee on a zero-hours contract was entitled to be paid at her average weekly earnings rate while suspended pending disciplinary proceedings.
The Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) held in Flowers v East of England Ambulance Trust that “normal” remuneration included voluntary overtime if it was paid over a sufficient period.
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