Caroline handles both contentious and non-contentious Employment matters. Caroline works with HR representatives, business managers and owner managers to provide advice on strategic and day-to-day employment and HR matters including restructures, exits (both within the workforce and at board level), disciplinary and performance issues, discrimination, TUPE and drafting and advising on employment contracts and staff handbooks. Caroline’s clients range from start-ups and well established owner managed businesses to larger organisations. Caroline also advises individuals on how to manage their position if facing bullying, harassment or discrimination within the workforce or in cases where they have been selected for redundancy, dismissed, or threatened with dismissal. Caroline works with such clients to achieve the best outcome for them, whether it is to repair their relationship with their employer or negotiate favourable terms of departure. Caroline co-founded a specialist employment law practice in Central London in 2008 and moved to Temple Bright in 2015.
Relevant experience at Temple Bright and previous firms includes:
- Advising an individual care home on a high profile and extremely sensitive BBC Panorama investigation which disclosed misconduct within the home. Assisting with the appointment of, and liaising with, a team investigating the behaviours raised by the programme and advising on subsequent disciplinary actions.
- Advising a privately owned company on highly sensitive allegations of sexual harassment brought against a managing director.
- Advising a professional services practice on serious misconduct allegations brought against a senior partner resulting in a complete breakdown between the parties and concluding in obtaining settlement at a voluntary mediation conference.
- Advising a UK professional services business on the TUPE implications of one of their clients changing service providers to another contractor.
- Advising a well known UK property website business on the introduction of new terms and conditions and staff handbook to be rolled out across the workforce.
- Advising an individual who was a co-founder of a prestigious international headhunting business on his complex discrimination, whistleblowing, wrongful and unfair dismissal claims against the company.
- Advising individuals on the terms of their settlement agreements, the settlements being regularly in the £hundreds of thousands and involving options and RSUs.
- Advising large groups of employees selected for redundancy in collective redundancy situations including advice on the terms of settlement.