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Joanne advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, with a particular interest in discrimination and restrictive covenant issues. Joanne’s areas of employment law expertise include handling contentious matters, day-to-day HR advisory work, performance management, maternity, redundancy, bullying and harassment, and disability discrimination. She also advises senior executives on their contracts and severance packages (known formerly as compromise agreements and now as ‘settlement agreements’).Joanne is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and is a contributing author for Tolley’s Employment and Personnel Procedures loose leaf. She conducts seminars on changes in employment law and writes regular articles on topical employment law issues.Joanne has been involved with many notable cases including successfully defended a multi-national company against a claim for unfair dismissal, sex discrimination and whistleblowing.

Employment Limits – Yearly Review

Each year, the government reviews the various limits applicable to sums payable or due in an employment context. It is important for employers to know about these changes to ensure that they are fully aware of their obligations – and the potential risks they face – with respect to their employees. New Limits With effect …

Employment Limits – Yearly Review

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Merry Christmas, One and All?

Christmas is nearly upon us and, in time honoured tradition, festivities are taking place in most workplaces, including office parties, Secret Santa presents and gifts from suppliers. Generally, the season passes by in a blur of tinsel and mince pies, without any incident or complaint … at which point, HR professionals across the country breathe …

Merry Christmas, One and All?

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Employment Limits Increases and Other Developments

Each year, the government reviews the various limits applicable to sums payable or due in an employment context. It is important for employers to know about these changes to ensure that they are fully aware of their obligations – and the potential risks they face – with respect to their employees. The new employment limits, …

Employment Limits Increases and Other Developments

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Video on employment law & the recruitment process

In the video below, employment solicitors Joanne Perry and Mark Fellows (London and St Albans) provide tips on the recruitment process for those responsible for their company’s HR. Watch the video below or read on. One of the most important areas to be highlighted relates to discrimination – there are nine different characteristics that give people protection in recruitment, …

Video on employment law & the recruitment process

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Don’t let social media burn your business

Social media is the communications and marketing tool of the moment. An unintended consequence of the increase in social media is the extent to which it crosses the line between personal and professional relationships. LinkedIn, for example, is often seen as a vital marketing tool, with some employers requiring their employees to have a LinkedIn presence, …

Don’t let social media burn your business

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Shared parental leave in 2015– guide for employers

The rumours are true. The days of maternity leave are over. Well, sort of! From 1 December 2014, a new regime of shared parental leave will come into force which will supplement the traditional system of maternity, paternity and adoption leave. In summary, this will allow for 50 weeks’ leave to be shared between the …

Shared parental leave in 2015– guide for employers

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