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Tyson joined Hempsons as a trainee solicitor in 2016 and qualified into the Employment team in 2018. Tyson acts for NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts on a wide range of employment tribunal matters, including unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, and whistleblowing claims.
Before joining Hempsons, Tyson worked in Parliament on a number of successful campaigns. These included the funding for world class research into antimicrobial resistance, supporting the provision of specialist paediatric cardiology services across the north of England, and improving the availability of IVF treatment and mental health services in Yorkshire. Tyson also worked to progress a private members’ bill to protect animal welfare through Parliament and onto the statute book.
Areas of expertise
- Employment tribunal claims
- Unfair dismissal
- Disability discrimination
- Race discrimination
The clients Tyson works with
- NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts
- Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Public sector organisations
- Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Law 2011
- LLB, Law with Australian Law 2010
Welcome to the Summer edition of the Hempsons’ Employment Newsbrief, a round-up of some of the hot legal topics in the Employment sector.
Regardless of which side of the Brexit debate you are on, the Government has recently provided some much needed clarity to the health sector. The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that health and social care workers with professional qualifications from the EU will be able to continue to practise in the UK, even in the event of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit.
The long awaited appeal by Mencap has now been considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). This appeal is based on the way care is provided, predominantly in the social care sector but also has an impact on healthcare providers too. In recognition of the importance to the sector, this appeal was heard by Mrs Justice Simler, the President of the EAT, and brought together three separate appeals. Mencap operate their sleep-ins in common with most social care providers and pay a mostly flat rate sleep-in payment. They were unsuccessful in arguing that the hours during sleep-in shifts were not to be taken into account in calculating the National Minimum Wage.
The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices was published the following year in July 2017 and set out a list of over 50 recommendations which were aimed at improving the working life and employment rights of agency, casual, zero hour and low paid workers. In response to the Taylor review, the government has now published the Good Work Plan, which sets out workplace reforms focusing on “fair and decent work”, “clarity for employers and workers” and “fairer enforcement”.
The Trade Union Act 2016 (“the Act”) results in significant changes to the right to strike and the power of trade unions.
Back in the 2016 Budget, the government announced that from April 2018, it would “reform and simplify” the taxation of termination payments. Following a technical consultation, the reforms expanded and now aim to "clarify and tighten" (i.e. increase) the taxation of such payments.