What can employers do to combat the recent surge in disability discrimination claims?
The government’s reform programme for the courts and tribunals was not meant to be like this. Launched with a bang in September 2016, HM Courts & Tribunals Service told us it was introducing an “ambitious” programme bringing us “new technology and modern ways of working to the way justice is administered”. Employment tribunals were going to be part of the “digital by default” transformation. Yet, in practice, progress until now has been desperately slow.
Richard acts for corporates, organisations and senior individuals in relation to employment matters of all kinds. These include confidentiality and restrictive covenants, executive pay, bonus and severance arrangements, unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and redundancy programmes. He is frequently asked to advise in situations involving allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace following the rise of the #MeToo movement, and the cases that have followed.
Richard is a well known commentator on employment law issues, appearing often in the Press (The Times, The Financial Times, People Management, HR Magazine, Personnel Today etc) and on TV/ Radio (BBC, ITV, Sky and Radio 4).
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