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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
- GP practices
- Professional bodies
- Local authorities
- Private sector employers
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In her last of three articles about employment tribunals, which can cost doctor employers many thousands of pounds if they lose, solicitor Julia Gray explains what to expect if you face a hearing.
In her article last month, Julia Gray described the process of responding to an employment tribunal claim. Here she considers the steps to prepare the case for hearing or otherwise resolve the claim. Directions – also known as ‘case management orders’ – will be set out in writing by the tribunal telling the parties how to prepare the case for the final hearing.
Independent practitioners inevitably find litigation can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive. In the first of a series of three articles about the employment tribunal process, Julia Gray explains the key stages and how doctors who employ staff can avoid common pitfalls experienced by others.
The Supreme Court has this morning ruled in Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake that calculation of national minimum wage (NMW) for sleep-in care workers only needs to include time when they are awake for the purpose of working. Where the employer provides suitable facilities for sleeping, time spent sleeping is not included in the calculation.
Are you getting maximum benefit from probationary periods for new staff? Julia Gray examines the purpose and operation of probation and suggests how it can work most effectively in independent practice.
Do you use probationary periods for new employees? Are you confident you’re using them correctly and getting the most out of them? Julia Gray comments on their use and highlights common mistakes made by employers.
In the last week the government has released two further versions of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance. The scheme is due to go live on Monday 20 April. We know some practices have been considering furloughing staff, although it is not entirely clear whether they are eligible.
In the last week the government has released two further versions of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance. Guidance for Charities & Social Enterprise.
Yesterday afternoon (15 April 2020), the government published updated information about the job retention (furlough) scheme.
The guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was updated on 4 April 2020. The scheme allows employers to furlough staff and claim back part of their wages. The new guidance adds detail and some clarifications to the original HMRC guidance published on 26 March, but many questions remain.