Navjhot Atwal, Solicitor, Employment
I am an Employment Solicitor in the Employment, Pensions, Immigration and Compliance Business Unit. I work for a range of clients nationally and internationally, in particular working across the technology, retail, rail, sport and energy sectors.
I support businesses with all aspects of their employment issues. On the contentious side, I regularly assist companies in defending Employment Tribunal claims. Recent work has included advising a Respondent international IT services client and individually named Co-Respondents in defending claims for race discrimination and unfair dismissal.
I assist clients with drafting and implementing contracts of employment, employee documents and handbook and policies. I have a particular focus on GDPR and ensuring employment documents are up to date as well as assisting companies with their response to SAR's.
In addition, I support the Corporate Team in providing employment advice in share sale and business transfers. This involves undertaking employment due diligence and often involves negotiating settlement and consultancy agreements for the senior management team.
I advise companies on day to day HR matters such as disciplinary, grievance and sickness absence.
I have recently been involved in advising a Japanese retailer in managing a sensitive grievance investigation and subsequent settlement negotiations.