Where age and gender discrimination meet: the challenges faced by older women in the workplace
Natasha Forman (née Koshnitsky)
Well-known specialist employment barrister
Natasha is a tenacious litigator and an astute negotiator. She acts in relation to the full range of employment-related issues. She particularly enjoys handling whistleblowing and discrimination cases and helping clients achieve success.
Natasha comments in the media on employment-related issues, including as a contributor to a recent BBC radio broadcast on sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace.
The hotel business is no stranger to complex and exciting people opportunities; many of which need to be carefully handled through expert guidance and advice. We have worked with Natasha over the past few years and have found her to be the perfect balance in providing support, knowledge and above all understanding in how we run our business and in maintaining and growing the employee culture we have. I highly recommend Natasha to work with any company as her approach to business relations and strong employment knowledge is beyond reproach. We look forward to a continued working relationship with her for years to come”
Head of HR, Luxury Brand
“Over the last few years our firm has been guided through a range of difficult and complex employee relation issues by Natasha. In every event the advice given has been insightful and well thought out with a real focus on enabling us to make strong commercial decisions. In terms of dealing with employee relations, I feel our issues are always in a very safe pair of hands. Natasha understands our firm, our business and the individuals on whom we seek advice.
Head of Administration, London office of a full service international law firm
“Natasha was very helpful in a case against my former employer. She was very effective at negotiating with the other side and at countering their aggressive negotiation tactics. Her written work is high quality. After she submitted the claim we received a call very shortly from the other side to seek to settle. Highly recommend”
Senior executive client in relation to a whistleblowing claim in the Employment Tribunal
“Right from the start I was impressed with Natasha’s grasp of my situation and she achieved for me a far better outcome with my agreement than I had expected. At no time did I feel that she was anything less than 100% committed to achieving the optimal results, but she was also approachable and made herself available at short notice. I have already recommended Natasha to several people”
Before embarking on her legal career, Natasha taught English in Okayama, Japan. She is dual-qualified as a solicitor in Australia (2004 with First Class Honours) and England & Wales (2009) and practised in Australia for three years before arriving in the UK.
She enjoys travel, cooking, chess, water skiing (warm water only!) and opera, ballet and theatre.
“With her calm, unflappable nature Natasha is the ideal person to turn to when you are presented with a stressful employment law scenario. Endlessly patient and exceedingly thorough, you are left feeling all aspects and angles have been covered and the way forward is clear. That reassurance is invaluable”
Partner of a top ranked law firm
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