Joe Thornhill earns praise for 'giving you sound advice without writing a long letter,' and is consulted for his guidance on managing redundancies.
Joe is widely recognised as an expert in managing complex dismissals, grievances and discrimination matters in order to guide organisations through the legal process to avoid litigation.
A very detailed case in which Joe has been very closely involved in recent months involved the dismissal of a company’s CEO due to allegations of complex financial irregularities with the employee contending that his dismissal was due to protected interest disclosures and disability discrimination.
Joe is regularly involved in organisational restructuring involving redundancies and TUPE transactions within and between both the public and private sector.
He has considerable experience in managing collective consultation which is necessary in large scale redundancy and TUPE matters.
Joe is currently involved in advising on the complex TUPE and redundancy aspects of a demerger/separation of the UK division of a US listed operation.
Should issues result in litigation, Joe has considerable experience managing all types of cases within the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
He has considerable advocacy experience in the Employment Tribunal. A recent case involved Joe successfully defending a claim in the Reading Employment Tribunal against a claimant who contended that he had been subject to disability discrimination at the interview stage.