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Employment and Discrimination Law

Garden Court represents claimants. We fight for workers rights in the full range of employment cases from straightforward unfair dismissal claims to complex discrimination, trade union, and human rights claims.

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We have represented employees and workers at all levels, from regulatory proceedings through the Employment Tribunal, to the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

Members of our team benefit from being part of a multi-disciplinary set and have close working relationships with our immigration team, which we have drawn on in high-profile employee status and trafficking claims. 

The members of the team are drawn from diverse backgrounds, and are able to provide advice with empathy. We provide a high quality, effective and approachable service. We are proud of our commitment to workers’ rights, and are well aware of the difficulties faced by individuals who seek redress in a jurisdiction that does not provide public funding for claims. A number of our members take employment cases under public access.

Areas of Expertise

  • Disputes relating to Covid-19
  • Discrimination claims under the Equality Act 2010
  • Discrimination on grounds of trade union status
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Health & Safety detriment and dismissal
  • Human Rights claims (including blacklisting)
  • Claims by workers without a right to reside (including trafficked workers)
  • Maternity and Parental Rights
  • Claims by precarious workers (i.e. agency, part-time, flexible and temporary workers)
  • Whistleblowing
  • Redundancy
  • Equal pay claims,
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Injunctions
  • National Minimum Wage
  • Working Time Regulations

Past Notable Cases


Essop and others v Home Office (UK Border Agency)
Landmark Supreme Court case on race and age indirect discrimination against the Home Office, arising from its past promotion procedures and a core skills assessment test (CSA). 

Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Maxwell UKEAT/0232/12/MC
Appeal against findings that the claimant had been subject to unlawful discrimination by way of direct discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of race and sexual orientation.

Ssekisonge v Barts Health NHS Trust UKEAT/0133/16/LA
Appeal against a finding that the Claimant's dismissal for some other substantial reason was fair. 

Conway v Community Options Ltd UKEAT/0034/12/SM
Appeal against the striking out of claims of a failure to make reasonable adjustments and unfair dismissal.

Kurumuth v NHS Trust North Middlesex University Hospital UKEAT/0524/10/CEA
Appeal by claimant against dismissal of unfair dismissal and breach of contract claims where the claimant's immigration status was in doubt.

Ross v Eddie Stobart Ltd UKEAT/0068/13/RN
Appeal against rejection of unfair dismissal claims involving consideration of burden of proof where the claim involved whistleblowing.

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