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Employment and Discrimination

Charter’s Employment and Discrimination work continues to grow from strength to strength, developing a clear reputation for excellence in both advisory and advocacy work.

Members accept instructions from both employers and employees and have expertise across the spectrum of employment and discrimination law, whether individual or collective. We are able to offer a complete service, from initial merits assessments and drafting to representation at the employment tribunal, and on appeal to the EAT or High Court as appropriate.

Additionally, members are able to provide expert advice in the pre-dispute setting. Obtaining proper advice at this stage can prevent disputes arising at all, ultimately saving considerable cost.

Whether you require assistance on the drafting of contractual terms, the tailoring of restraint and confidentiality clauses, or the availability of interlocutory remedies, Charter will be able to bring real experience to bear.  

In appropriate cases, members of the team accept instructions on a direct access basis.

Charter provides advice and representation in the following areas:

  • Employee status
  • Atypical or vulnerable workers
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • TUPE transfers
  • Redundancy
  • Breach of contract of employment
  • Equal pay claims
  • Minimum wage claims
  • Working Time Regulations
  • Pensions
  • Employee’s duty of confidence/whistle-blowing
  • Restraint of trade
  • Privacy in the workplace / Rights to private life
  • Harassment / bullying / stress
  • Equality and discrimination (sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion)
  • European Convention on Human Rights and incorporation

Collective Labour Law

  • Rights of association
  • Recognition
  • Collective bargaining
  • Strike law
  • Worker representation
  • Information and consultation