Employment and discrimination
Charlotte is instructed by Claimants and Respondents across the full spectrum of employment law. She has a particular interest in employment cases in the education, health and care contexts. She regularly advises on the following claims:
- Unfair dismissal
- Breach of contract/unlawful deductions
- Working Time Regulations
- Equal Pay
- Breach of Restrictive Covenants
She is frequently instructed on behalf of both Respondents and Claimants in complex discrimination/detriment cases, and has extensive experience of cases involving direct/indirect discrimination and/or victimisation and harassment; whistleblowing, equal pay, and detriment to part-time workers. Charlotte has a particular interest in TUPE cases.
Charlotte has also represented clients charged with disciplinary offences before professional regulators. She has particular insight into the operation of disciplinary panels thanks to her experience as a Legal Assessor for the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The crossover between Charlotte’s education practice and her employment practice, means that she is ideally placed to act in employment claims by teachers. She has extensive experience of acting on behalf of local authorities, schools and teachers in employment claims.
On the non-contentious side, Charlotte is available to advise on the drafting and interpretation of contracts of employment, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and compromise agreements.
- Harris v Academies Enterprise Trust  IRLR 208 EAT (whether employment tribunals are bound by Mitchell case management principles)
- Morgan Motor Co Ltd v Morgan (2015) UKEAT/0128/15 (factors to be taken into account when considering an application for relief from sanction)
- Crystal Palace FC Ltd and Anor v Kavanagh & Ors  IRLR 139 CA (whether an administrator can dismiss for an ETO reason)
‘A well respected counsel.’
Legal 500 2018/Leading Individual – Education
‘A diplomatic advocate with great interpersonal skills.’
Legal 500 2017/Leading Individual – Education
- LLB (Hons)
- LLM, London School of Economics
Professional qualifications & appointments
- Accredited Mediation Advocate
Charlotte Hadfield is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information
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