Joe regularly appears in employment tribunals and the EAT in discrimination, whistleblowing, unfair dismissal and other statutory claims.
He acts for both claimants and respondents across a range of sectors (including education, healthcare, retail, financial services and other professions).
Joe can be relied on to produce written work of the highest quality. His pleadings have been praised by instructing solicitors and clients as “excellent” and “top-rate”. At a public hearing, Joe’s written argument was described as “excellent” by the Employment Judge.
Recent cases include:
- Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive t/a Nexus v National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers  ICR 148 (led by David Reade KC): first Court of Appeal authority on the employment tribunals’ power to consider a defence of rectification.
- Connor v Chief Constable of the South Yorkshire Police  EAT 42: EAT authority on whether a relevant agreement as to the calculation of holiday pay under the Working Time Regulations may permit an employer to pay less than that which would otherwise be payable under the WTR.
- Lasdas v Vanquis Bank plc  EAT 198: EAT held that the characterisation of a party’s case is a matter of law to which no margin of appreciation applies.
- Mr K Pubbi v Your-Move.co.uk  EAT 96: EAT held that the dismissal of a financial consultant for failure to disclose bankruptcy was not unfair notwithstanding the absence of an express contractual term requiring disclosure.
- Mrs S McLeary v One Housing Group Limited UKEAT/0124/18/LA: consideration of complaints of constructive dismissal under s. 39 of the Equality Act 2010.
- Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive t/a Nexus v Anderson  ICR 433 (led by David Reade KC): the leading authority on the jurisdiction of employment tribunals in statutory wages claims.
- Securing a substantial monetary settlement for an individual claiming maternity discrimination, detriment and unfair dismissal.
- Successfully defeating a claim for age discrimination arising out of a homeworking policy implemented during Covid-19 lockdown.
- Successfully representing a respondent employer in an indirect sex discrimination claim: the claimant withdrew the claim in its entirety at the end of Joe’s cross-examination, avoiding the need for the respondent’s witnesses to give evidence.
- Achieving a major costs order in favour of a respondent employer not exceeding £60,000.
- Providing pro bono representation to a charity-sector employer in a multi-day unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and discrimination case. Successfully obtained judgment dismissing all the claims.
- Opposing King’s Counsel, securing a compensatory award for a claimant in an unfair redundancy claim.