Sarah is the head of our Nottingham employment team and is one of our employment professional development lawyers, providing technical support to both our national employment team and our clients in respect of complex employment law issues.
She helps both colleagues and clients navigate through rapid changes within employment law, guidance and best practice, including devising and delivering training on a wide range of employment topics and creating know-how. She regularly contributes to legal updates and thought leadership pieces and supports wider knowledge management initiatives across the firm as part of our Knowledge Management team.
Prior to moving into a professional development lawyer role, Sarah was a partner within Browne Jacobson's employment team and advised both public and private sector clients on a wide range employment law matters including unfair dismissal, redundancy, restructure, contractual issues and all areas of discrimination. She undertook a mixture of contentious and non-contentious work and also conducted her own advocacy in the employment tribunal.
In the Autumn Statement delivered on 17 November, rises to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates were announced, to take effect from 1 April 2023.
On 7 May 2022, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) tweeted “Discussions continue on whether ‘long Covid’ symptoms constitute a disability. Without case law or scientific consensus, EHRC does not recommend that ‘long’ be treated as a disability.”
The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2021 will come into force on 6 April 2021. This Order increases the level of a number of compensation caps for tribunal awards and statutory payments.