Sally is a Partner in the Employment team.
Experienced in the full spectrum of employment issues, with a particular focus on the more complex, high value and/or sensitive matters arising out of recruitment, performance management, employee absenteeism, equal pay, whistleblowing, TUPE transfers, business reorganisation, workforce unionisation, employee grievances, disciplinary proceedings, dismissals and the enforceability of post-termination restrictive covenants.
Sally’s work includes the management of extensive redundancy programmes, internal investigations into alleged employee wrongdoing and tribunal litigation (up to Supreme Court level). She also helps to resolve disputes via negotiated settlements (for both organisations and senior executives) and has experience of ACAS arbitrations.
Working with clients who are based across the whole of the UK and operate across a range of sectors, including the transportation, manufacturing, and retail and consumer sectors. Sally also provides bespoke in-house training to HR professionals, senior executives and line managers, is a regular speaker at events and contributes to the press.
Recent examples of how Sally has supported clients include:
- managing a redundancy programme for an international manufacturing client, which saw 300 people dismissed over a two-year period, including the Human Resources Director and the General Manager who had to be incentivised to cooperate in the process;
- successfully defending a claim worth over £6million for an airline company brought by a former male pilot for unfair dismissal and sex discrimination, and recovering a significant contribution towards their legal costs;
- carrying out a sensitive and confidential investigation into employee expenses at a transport infrastructure business following a whistleblowing disclosure to the Chief executive which suggested financial impropriety within the firm’s internal audit team; and
- managing a team of lawyers and paralegals who handled upwards of 100 tribunal claims a year for a well-known supermarket in an efficient and cost effective way with a success rate of 99%.