Katherine SinclairSenior Associate
Contentious and non-contentious employment issues advisor
I advise organisations on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues ranging from unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing claims to advising on day-to-day employee relations, disciplinary and grievance issues and the implications of TUPE and associated information and consultation obligations. I enjoy tribunal advocacy and present seminars and bespoke training on employment law issues for clients and interested parties. I also have considerable experience drafting contracts, policies and negotiating settlement agreements for senior executives.
I have worked with clients in a number of sectors including charities, councils, education, food, healthcare, IT, business service providers, manufacturing sectors and tourist attractions. This experience gained from working with a wide range of employers enables me to help employers mitigate risks and deliver client-focused solutions. I am known for getting the job done.
In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.
The tribunal decision in the case of Scott v Chigwell School last week might cause school managers and bursars some sleepless nights as they process its ramifications.
It’s not often that the Government asks for more money and then offers to pay anyway! That is the situation when it comes to employer contributions to the Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)...
Calculating holiday pay and entitlement is rarely a pleasure and almost always a chore! It would be wise to review the calculation of holiday pay for term-time workers.
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