Rachel has a busy employment practice and acts for both Claimants and Respondents across the UK. She has experience of privilege, anonymity, strike-out, amendment and costs applications and is regularly instructed in multi-day trials involving complex whistleblowing and discrimination allegations.
Notable Employment cases
Acting for a Claimant in a five-day Final Hearing and one-day Remedy Hearing. The Tribunal awarded what is believed to be the largest-ever Tribunal award for menopause-related discrimination.
Acting for a Respondent business in a two-day Final Hearing. Both claims, for constructive unfair dismissal and unlawful deduction from wages, were dismissed.
Acting for a Claimant in a five-day Final Hearing. The Claimant’s claims for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination succeeded, and an argument that the award for unfair dismissal should include bonus payments succeeded, resulting in a substantial increase to the award.
Making a successful application to postpone a five-day Final Hearing due to the opposing party’s disclosure and preparation failings and then securing a substantial order for costs.