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Matthew Gregson

Partner

Partner in the employment team

My role

I specialise in contentious employment law work across a range of sectors, acting for clients in employment tribunal proceedings, including claims for unfair and wrongful dismissal and unlawful discrimination. I also advise clients on the strategic implications of the transfer of undertakings legislation (TUPE).

My experience

I regularly advise clients on employee investigation issues and other ‘live’ internal disputes, I have considerable experience of drafting contracts of employment, zero hours agreements and staff handbooks for care providers and advising on working time, minimum wage and annual leave entitlement issues.

‘Matthew Gregson is highly rated and experienced.’ Legal 500, 2021

My specialisms

  • Employment law
  • Discrimination law
  • Disciplinary hearings
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal

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My latest articles

In with a bang: cap on public sector exit payments from 4 November 2020
In with a bang: cap on public sector exit payments from 4 November 2020

The parliamentary processes are complete and the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) which cap exit payments in the public sector at £95,000 will be in force from 4 November.

Whistleblowing – Dealing with frequent flyers
Whistleblowing – Dealing with frequent flyers

What do you do if an employee persists in raising the same concern, again and again, taking up copious amounts of management time and patience

Government activity – consultation papers and draft legislation of note
Government activity – consultation papers and draft legislation of note

The Government have produced draft legislation and consultation papers for changes to maternity leave, National Insurance contributions and more.

Restriction on exit payments in the public sector – responding to the consultation paper
Restriction on exit payments in the public sector – responding to the consultation paper

This briefing assists response to the consultation paper by outlining the consultation questions, providing some background information and prompting some thoughts and potential answers.

Proposed cap on public sector exit payments
Proposed cap on public sector exit payments

The Government has this week resurrected its proposals to cap exit payments for public sector workers at £95,000.

When does discrimination arise from a disability?
When does discrimination arise from a disability?

The Court of Appeal has given a Judgement in City of York Council v Grosset that a dismissal of an employee with a disability can amount to unfavourable treatment.

Immigration rules and termination of employment contracts
Immigration rules and termination of employment contracts

The sanctions against employers who knowingly or unknowingly employ individuals who do not have the correct immigration status to work in the UK are stringent.

Minimum Redundancy Consultation period to reduce to 45 days

Changes are likely to be implemented by 6 April 2013, as follows: The Government will remove the 90 day minimum period for consulting with employees of 100 or more; and […]

Joint employment relationships: Lessons from VAT case law

Typically joint employment contracts can be relevant where a council establishes for commercial purposes two companies, one which satisfies the Regulation 12/Teckal tests and is inward looking; and the other […]