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Tyson is a senior solicitor and has developed a busy practice in complex employment tribunal litigation, including claims of race, sex, and disability discrimination, whistle blowing, redundancy, unfair and wrongful dismissal. He also regularly advises in relation to disciplinary investigations and sensitive grievance procedures and is experienced in negotiating settlement and COT3 agreements.
Before joining Hempsons in 2016, Tyson previously worked in the House of Commons on a variety of successful campaigns. These included funding for world class research into antimicrobial resistance, supporting specialist paediatric cardiology services across the North of England, and improving the availability of IVF treatment and mental health services in Yorkshire. He was also responsible for working with numerous charities to progress a private member’s bill to protect animal welfare through Parliament and onto the statute book.
More about Tyson
Tyson is a member of The Law Society LGBTQ+ Solicitors Network.
Areas of expertise
- employment tribunal claims
- unfair dismissal
- disciplinary investigations
- grievance investigations
The clients he works with
- NHS trusts and foundation trusts
- public sector organisations
- charities and the not-for-profit sector
- fertility clinics
- GP federations
- Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
- The Law Society
- Postgraduate Diploma in Law, College of Law (2011)
- Bachelor of Law LLB (Hons), University of Nottingham (2010)
- Diploma in Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney (2009)
The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 has received Royal Assent and is expected to come into force in around September 2024.
Updated ACAS guidance on managing sickness absence for employers in the healthcare sector.
Welcome to our Summer 2019 edition of Hempsons’ Employment Newsbrief.
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 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”.
Welcome to the Summer edition of the Hempsons’ Employment Newsbrief, a round-up of some of the hot legal topics in the Employment sector.
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.
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 Trade Union Act 2016 (“the Act”) results in significant changes to the right to strike and the power of trade unions.