Working together with our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, we are very experienced in handling all manner of employment related disputes, including arbitrations, mediations and all forms of litigation from Employment Tribunals to the High Court actions to enforce or defend restrictive covenants claims. We represent both employers and employees of all strengths and sizes in all levels of employment disputes.
- We recently won a high profile unfair dismissal and age discrimination case for Tony Shiret, a well known City analyst, against his former employer, Credit Suisse. Employment Judge Brown at the East London Employment Tribunal ruled that Credit Suisse had acted in a “discriminatory and unfair way” when rating Mr Shiret’s performance in a redundancy programme. Judge Brown stated that Credit Suisse’s actions indicated that Mr Shiret’s selection for redundancy was based on his age rather than for any other credible reason. The ruling serves as a warning about the dangers of trying to remove an employee for artificial reasons when the true reason for the dismissal is age-related.
- We have been acting for clients in the employment agency and business courier sectors in High Court injunction proceedings arising out of alleged breaches of post termination restrictions, including non-solicitation and non-dealing clauses, and confidential information provisions.