Joe regularly appears in employment tribunals and the EAT in discrimination, whistleblowing and other statutory claims.
He acts for both claimants and respondents across a range of sectors (including education, the medical profession, retail and financial services). He actively welcomes instructions to attend tribunals in regions outside London.
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 in the course of giving judgment in favour of Joe’s client.
Recent cases include:
- Successfully defeating a claim for age discrimination arising out of a homeworking policy implemented during the first Covid-19 lockdown.
- Successfully representing a respondent employer in an indirect sex discrimination claim: the claimant withdrew her claim in its entirety at the end of Joe’s cross-examination of her, avoiding the need for the respondent’s witnesses to give evidence.
- Successfully defending a claim of unfair dismissal in a redundancy context for a large national employer in the retail sector.
- Successfully resisting a claim of disability discrimination, failure to make reasonable adjustments, unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal, following a multi-day trial.
- Achieving a major costs order in favour of a respondent employer not exceeding £60,000.
- Representing the claimant in a multi-day harassment and sex discrimination case.
- 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 Queen’s Counsel, securing a compensatory award for a claimant in an unfair redundancy claim.
- Giving written advice on merits and quantum in a high-profile unfair dismissal claim for a senior official in local government.