Erinna accepts instructions for claimants and respondents in all areas of employment law, including:
Unfair and wrongful dismissal
Breach of contract
All forms of discrimination and cases involving redundancy.
Erinna has recently advised on areas including reasonable investigation as part of the Burchell test, the impact of criminal offences on a decision to dismiss, and managing long-term illness.
Erinna’s most recent appearances in the employment tribunal have dealt with issues relating to the national minimum wage, fixed-term contracts, variation of contracts, the definition of disability in discrimination claims, and continuity of employment.
M v B (2013): for respondent in claim of unfair dismissal and unpaid wages based on holiday pay with argument as to the use of appropriate comparators and the treatment of part-time workers.
LM v C (2015): for respondent in claim for sexual orientation discrimination (direct and indirect) and harassment.
Y v C (2015): for claimant in claim for constructive unfair dismissal (alleging a sustained campaign to remove the claimant and her shareholdings) and breach of contract in relation to payment of notice period with preliminary argument as to continuity of employment.
M v C (2016): for claimant in claim for payment of notice period where the claimant had an unusually long period of continuous employment under a fixed-term contract.
Y v WC (2016): instructed by Local Authority in five-day hearing concerning disability discrimination and unfair dismissal.
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