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Julia is an employment law specialist, working in the health sector as well as for charities and other third sector clients. She advises on contentious and non-contentious aspects of employment law, and has a special interest in discrimination.
Julia conducts advocacy in employment tribunals, presents training sessions and workshops to clients, and writes articles for the Hempsons News Brief.
Main areas of expertise
- Employment tribunal claims and advocacy
- Disciplinary and grievance investigations
- Employment contracts and policies
- Employment law training
- Termination agreements
The clients she works with
- Professional bodies
- Local authorities
- Private sector employers
Welcome to the Summer edition of the Hempsons’ Employment Newsbrief, a round-up of some of the hot legal topics in the Employment sector.
25 May 2018 marked the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation in the UK in the form of the Data Protection Act 2018 and we have been answering many clients’ HR-related questions on the new legislation.
Welcome to the winter edition of Hempsons’ Healthcare Newsbrief. Many of you will be reading this at the NHS Providers conference where many of the issues we are writing about – from moving towards digital records to the issues around moving to an accountable care organisation – will be either discussed or on the minds of delegates...
Over the last few years the courts have increasingly ruled more types of payments ought to be included in holiday pay calculations. However, the prevailing view has been that only compulsory overtime need be included...
Latest holiday pay case in the EAT is far from a bed of roses for NHS employers. Flowers and others v East of England Ambulance Trust UKEAT/0235/17. Over the summer we have seen a further holiday pay case emerge which changes the holiday pay landscape and has particular significance for NHS employers.
On 26 July 2017, HM Revenue and Customs (‘HMRC’) suspended enforcement action against employers in the social care sector in relation to the National Minimum Wage (‘NMW’)/National Living Wage (‘NLW’). This decision followed on from the decision in the Mencap case (Focus Care Agency Limited v Roberts, Frudd v The Partington Group Limited, and Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson Blake, 2017). The decision that a care worker could be “working” whilst asleep highlighted a significant liability in the care sector, where workers traditionally have been paid a fixed sleep-in allowance, and were often paid below the NMW/NLW.