Bhavini is an Associate in the Employment team.
She supports employers with all aspects of employment law and human resources issues. This includes drafting contracts of employment and service agreements, carrying out compliance audits, creating and updating policies and procedures, supporting grievance and disciplinary proceedings, advising on the management of long-term absence and performance issues, providing representation in Employment Tribunal claims and negotiating settlement agreements following contract termination.
Her work includes providing support with redundancy programmes following corporate reorganisation or change management programmes and assists with due diligence on corporate mergers and acquisitions, assessing the potential for employee claims, drafting appropriate warranties and indemnities and managing the TUPE transfer of staff.
In addition, she works with employees and senior executives on capability reviews, grievance and disciplinary proceedings and options for pursuing complaints of unfair dismissal, discrimination, unlawful deduction from wages, breach of whistleblowing rules and violation of other employment law rights.
Bhavini is particularly experienced in helping directors and senior personnel negotiate the relaxation of unfair or excessive restrictive covenants on exit.
With experience working with a range of clients, from start-ups and small owner-managed enterprises to SMEs and larger corporates, she has broad sector experience and particular knowledge of franchised and manufacturing businesses.
Recent examples of how Bhavini has supported clients include:
- supporting a printing company in their acquisition of a complimentary business, assisting with due diligence and overseeing the TUPE transfer of several members of staff;
- successfully defending a company director against claims of sexual discrimination;
- managing a redundancy programme for a corporate restructure without any claims for unfair dismissal or discrimination arising from departing employees; and
- negotiating the relaxation of restrictive covenant provisions for an exiting company director to enable him to set up a competing business on his own account.