Rajiv Joshi Partner

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Contact Details

“Extremely proactive, responsive, professional and prompt, and his advice is always focused around the client.”

Chambers UK 2018
Rajiv has experience in a variety of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues.   

Main areas of practice

Rajiv's work includes unfair dismissal, discrimination, jurisdictional matters and the employment aspects of corporate transactions. He also drafts and advises on directors’ service agreements, employment contracts, staff handbooks and settlement agreements.

Significant expertise

General Employment clients:

  • Involved in a landmark case at the House of Lords in relation to the territorial scope of unfair dismissal law
  • Investigating and completing a report in relation to a complicated internal grievance on behalf of a large metropolitan police force involving multiple allegations at a senior level

Health & Social Care:

  • Acting for a Primary Care Trust and successfully disposing of a complex tribunal claim relating to disability and race discrimination
  • Acting for a registered charity in the social care sector on all general employment law matters, and successfully defending multiple Tribunal claims in relation to disability, race and sex discrimination as well as unfair dismissal

Other expertise

Seminars: Rajiv regularly presents training on employment law topics - either as part of Blake Morgan's Breakfast Clubs, or for in-house training for clients

Expertise

Rajiv’s Blog

There's a lot going on with NHS workforce matters…

It is 68 years ago yesterday, that the NHS was born.

Articles by Rajiv

Recruiting an age diverse workforce, why should it be done and how

Article

Discrimination in relation to age has been, and still is, a prevalent issue within the UK workforce, writes Rajiv Joshi. However, attitudes need to change so how can employers avoid unconscious bias and age discrimination?

Reliance on previously expired warnings when dismissing

Article

Can an employer dismiss for misconduct when there have been several previous incidents but all warnings have expired? We consider a recent case on the relevance of expired warnings.

Managing sickness absence is not always straightforward

Article

According to the CIPD Absence Management Survey 2015, the average level of employee absence increased slightly compared to the previous year from 6.6 days to 6.9 days per employee per year. Public sector absence however, increased by almost a day.

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Speaking Engagements

Employment Club Seminar - Reading 26 Sep
Southampton

Come and join us at our Employment Club Seminar in Reading on 26 September.

Related Knowledge & Resources

What is a qualifying disclosure?

The Court of Appeal gives guidance on identifying the difference between "allegation" and "information" for the purposes of whistleblowing protection.

Unfair dismissal developments

Managing dismissals fairly is not always straightforward as can be seen from some recent EAT decisions that have considered the tricky issues of dismissal for gross misconduct and misconduct where there had been no previous disciplinary warnings.

The Government’s response to the Taylor Review – more certainty for all or just more red tape for businesses?

In July 2017, the "Good Work: the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices” set out over 50 recommendations for improving workers’ rights.

Guide: Our workplace mediation service

Do you have conflict in the workplace that takes up your valuable time and has a damaging effect on team performance?

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