Employment Advice for Individuals

Acting for individuals is an extremely important part of our business at Teacher Stern.

As experienced advisers both of employers and employees at all levels, we believe that we have detailed knowledge and understanding of both sides of employment law disputes that allows us to give highly practical advice to our many individual clients.

We understand that as a self-employed person, employee, partner or LLP member you may be facing a workplace situation with important consequences for you and your career.  We will ensure that we take the time to understand your circumstances and help you to understand the options available to you.

We advise individuals entering into a new workplace relationship, those experiencing difficulties during their working relationship and in exit discussions and post-employment disputes and settlement negotiations.  We have particular expertise advising on and negotiating settlement agreements and regularly receive referrals and recommendations from large institutions and other professional advisers to assist in this regard.

We also understand that cost may be an issue for you and we will be clear and open in terms of potential fees and where appropriate will discuss possible alternative sources of funding for you.

We encourage and promote the early resolution of employment disputes where appropriate, but are also experienced and tenacious litigators if this is needed in your individual situation.

 

Representative Employment Advice for Individuals Work

Examples of our employment team’s employment advice work include:

  • Advised the CEO of a well-known financial services company on their departure from that company and the subsequent assumption of a role with the leading regulator for that business.
  • Successfully advised a senior employee of a major international bank on charges of regulatory impropriety resulting in the charges being dropped.
  • We regularly advise partners of City and US law firms on the terms of which they join or leave their firms.
  • We have a strong track record in the broadcasting industry advising numerous employees and ex-employees on their employment rights.

Further generic examples of our work for individuals include:

  • Employment contracts, consultancy agreements and executive service agreements;
  • Disciplinary and grievance processes;
  • Termination of employment including the negotiation of settlement agreements;
  • Redundancy situations;
  • Partnership matters;
  • Bullying, harassment and all types of discrimination in the workplace;
  • Litigating in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court;
  • Employee competition matters including confidential information and restrictive covenant disputes; and
  • Employee absences including family leave and ill health issues.

Key contacts:

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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

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and joined the firm in August 2012. Sarah is Head of Teacher Stern’s Employment practice.

Sarah is listed as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 2021 rankings. The employment team is also listed in the rankings.

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 managed, exits settlement agreements and share schemes.

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 insurance companies, 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 broker on an injunction application 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

Partner, Teacher Stern

Solicitor, Teacher Stern

Partner, Abrahams Dresden

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