Employment and Equalities
Katherine has a busy employment law practice representing claimants and respondents in the Employment Tribunal and the EAT.
She has acted for and advised clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She has a particular interest in the education, health, care, charity and not-for-profit sectors. She also has particular expertise in discrimination cases with a personal injury aspect.
Previous instructions have included:
- Employers and employees working with children and vulnerable adults, including gross misconduct dismissals involving allegations of abuse or neglect of duty,
- Claims against schools and universities,
- Claims against voluntary organisations,
- A claim against a Member of Parliament and against a mainstream political party,
- TUPE claims relating to drug and alcohol treatment and recovery services,
- Bullying and harassment and stress-related sickness absence,
- An alleged constructive “whistle-blowing” dismissal where the employee complained of a dangerous workplace,
- Alleged psychiatric harm arising out of discrimination.
Other recent tribunal cases have involved:
- TUPE claims involving variation of contracts,
- Redundancy claims involving variation of contracts,
- Unfair dismissal and race victimisation where the employer alleged an irrevocable breakdown of trust and confidence following the claimant’s repeated allegations of a racist conspiracy,
- Discrimination because of maternity leave,
- Disability discrimination where the alleged disability was complex dyslexia,
- Entitlement to annual leave where the claimant has been on long-term sick leave,
- Case management where the claimant is a prisoner,
- Applications for costs.
She has undertaken a number of successful judicial and private mediations as an Accredited Mediation Advocate.