The Christmas period is arguably the busiest time of year for retail businesses and the extra support from temporary workers, or 'Christmas temps' can be essential to handle the increase in workload, cover absences and meet increased business demand. However, it is important that employers are aware of the employment related rights and obligations that employing a Christmas temp involves.
Caroline’s experience of working with the NHS spans over 15 years. She has supported her clients through numerous reorganisations and TUPE transfers; in sensitive and complex doctor cases involving Maintaining High Professional Standards in the NHS (MHPS); the impact of Agenda for Change; in advising on strategy in the management of complicated, multi-faceted grievances and disciplinaries and on capability issues.
Caroline has a particular expertise and interest in cases involving hidden disabilities, allegations of discrimination and whistleblowing and has a number of reported cases in the Court of Appeal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. Her case involving allegations of whistleblowing resulted in a change to the law.
For a number of years, some of Caroline’s key clients have been the leading NHS organisations across the North West and she is developing a presence in the Yorkshire area.
In the Private Sector
Caroline regularly advises clients on exit strategies for the removal of senior staff; negotiating settlements, advising on restrictive covenants and injunctive proceedings. Caroline supports clients on mergers and acquisitions advising on TUPE, reorganisations and redundancies.
Caroline also has an excellent reputation for providing practical and engaging training for all levels of the workforce.
Caroline has a great deal of experience in investigations in the employment context; whether that be undertaking the investigations herself or being a critical friend, analysing investigation reports with a view to how the findings may be received in an employment tribunal.