Employment

Our employment lawyers are highly experienced at helping corporate and individual clients navigate their way through the employment law minefield.

We have been recognised by the Legal 500 as leading London employment lawyers.

As long-standing advisers to employers and employees, we are adept at seeing both sides of the issues involved in any employment law dispute.  We believe this is essential to helping mediate a mutually agreeable solution or fighting to gain the best possible result for our client.

You are entitled to expect your lawyers to be well versed in the law applicable to your individual situation.  We also pride ourselves on taking a commercial, pragmatic and cost-effective approach to legal problems which require fast and effective solutions.  We take the time to understand your specific needs and deal with matters in a down-to-earth and user-friendly manner.

Our employment lawyers cover the whole range of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. We advise major companies through to smaller private and owner-managed businesses as well as individuals in a wide variety of sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, retail, professional services, healthcare, recruitment, publishing, media, IT, restaurants, hotels and leisure.

What We Do

The areas covered by our Employment practice include:

Representative Employment Work

Examples of our employment team’s work include:

  • Advised on the employment aspects of a multi-billion dollar merger resulting in substantial redundancies and collective consultation obligations.
  • Advised a leading global financial services business in relation to allegations of impropriety by employees in relation to serious regulatory misconduct.
  • Advised a former employee of a global financial services company in relation to unfair dismissal and discrimination claims resulting in an appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal and a substantial compensation award in our client’s favour.
  • Advised an employer in relation to an investigation into allegations of serious misconduct by a senior director including allegations of a culture of institutionalised discrimination and unlawful behaviour resulting in a gross misconduct dismissal.
  • Advised an employee of a public authority (who suffered discrimination, harassment and victimisation arising from disabilities) on a protracted grievance process and in relation to Employment Tribunal proceedings taken on behalf of our client.
  • Regularly advise employees in relation to their rights as Employee Shareholders under the new employee shareholder legislation. We are one of the leading advisors in the UK in relation to such schemes.

Contact our team:

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Sarah Glockler

Partner Employment
Work 37-41 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7611 2347

Biography

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law FirmsSarah qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and joined the firm in August 2012. She specialises in employment law.

Sarah advises a wide range of clients from large companies to senior executives on all aspects of employment law. These include advising companies on HR issues such as managing disciplinary and grievance procedures, redundancy advice, drafting contracts of employment and director’s service agreements, restrictive covenant advice, team moves and conducting employment tribunal and high court cases.

She also advises senior executives on Employee Shareholder Schemes, managed exits and settlement agreements.

Sarah is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Representative Experience

Sarah has:

  • Advised a Japanese Bank in relation to claims for unfair dismissal, race discrimination, sex discrimination and pregnancy discrimination.
  • Advised a chain of American diners in relation to general HR matters and Employment Tribunal claims.
  • Advised a pilot in relation to a whistleblowing claim.
  • Advised a number of recruitment companies and dental practices in relation to injunctive proceedings in the High Court for breach of restrictive covenants and use of confidential information.
  • Advised an insurance company in relation to a team move and potential breaches of restrictive covenants.
  • Advised advertising and PR companies, hotels and restaurants on the employment aspects of M&A transactions, in particular the application of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE).

Career History

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