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DEFENDING EMPLOYEE DISCRIMINATION AND WHISTLEBLOWING CLAIMS

We have extensive experience in advising employer clients on complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims.

We advise our clients not only on their legal position but also on the key strategic and tactical options available to them, to seek to ensure the best possible outcome for our client.  We have vast experience in litigating discrimination and whistleblowing claims where necessary, and have been involved in leading whistleblowing cases, including on behalf of the intervener in the Supreme Court in Clyde & Co LLP & Anor v Bates van Winkelhof; Chesterton Global Ltd & Anor v Nurmohamed; and Day v Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust & Health Education England.

Many of the matters on which we advise are cross-border, sensitive and on occasion high profile, bringing with them reputational risks for the parties involved.

Contact Anna Birtwistle for more information.

RECENT MATTERS
  • Bettina Bender advised a financial services client headquartered in Germany in relation to a complex whistleblowing claim, which included an application for interim relief by a German employee based between the UK and Germany.
  • Esther Martin, Susanne Foster and Clare Murray successfully represented the intervener, Public Concern at Work, in the 2014 Supreme Court appeal in the case of Clyde & Co and others v Bates van Winkelhof which determined that LLP members are workers for the purpose of whistleblowing and other worker protections.
  • Esther Martin advised a US Biotechnology company in relation to a sales employee’s claims including associative disability discrimination.
  • Anna Birtwistle, David Fisher and Wonu Sanda are currently representing Public Concern at Work on its planned intervention in the Court of Appeal in the case of Chesterton Global Limited v Nurmohamed which is the test case in establishing the meaning of “in the public interest” which was inserted as a new requirement into UK whistleblowing legislation in 2013