Sara Thompson Senior Solicitor
Sara joined our employment team in September 2014. She advises on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters.
Main areas of practice
Sara has advised on contracts of employment, company policies and settlement agreements and provided strategic guidance for employers dealing with long-term sickness; redundancy situations; TUPE transfers and industrial action.
Sara acts for both employer and employee clients and has a particular interest in the education sector.
- Acted for a major security firm facing tribunal claims for unfair dismissal
- Advised an employer facing the threat of industrial action by a section of its work force
- Negotiated favourable terms in a settlement agreement for a high worth individual
- Advised a client in the education sector on apprenticeship agreements and contracts of apprenticeship
- Guided a not-for-profit employer through a redundancy procedure
Sara worked with the Professional Regulatory team, Employment team, Corporate and Charities' team during her training contract and qualified into the Employment team in September 2014.
Articles by Sara
What are the legal implications for Uber drivers if TfL's decision not to renew Uber's licence in London stands? Our experts consider the difference in rights between employees and "workers" when a business ceases to operate.
The EAT upholds an ET decision that stress suffered by an employee was a reaction to adverse circumstances at work and did not satisfy the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010.
Are employees entitled to time off when a family member or loved one dies? Should there be a statutory right allowing paid leave in certain circumstances?
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