Sara Thompson Senior Solicitor

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Contact Details

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. 

Clients

Sara acts for both employer and employee clients and has a particular interest in the education sector.

Significant experience 

  • 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

Other expertise

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.

Expertise

Articles by Sara

What are the legal implications of TfL’s decision not to renew Uber's licence?

News

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.

EAT guidance on when workplace stress may be a disability

Article

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.

Campaign for paid compassionate leave for bereaved parents

Article

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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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.

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