Vicky Schollar Associate

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Contact Details

Vicky advises on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues, acting for both businesses and individuals.

Main areas of practice

Vicky provides practical legal advice to clients on a wide range of day to day employment law issues including disciplinary and grievance proceedings, redundancies and long term sickness absence.  Vicky also has extensive experience in advising clients in connection with settlement agreements, Employment Tribunal proceedings and has also represented clients in breach of contract and discrimination claims in the Civil Courts.  In relation to non-contentious matters, Vicky regularly supports clients in interpreting and amending contractual terms and conditions as well as drafting and reviewing new and existing contracts, policies and procedures.

Clients

Clients are in the charity, education and property sectors and businesses advised by Vicky range in size from 2 to over 1000 employees. Individual clients are in both junior positions and senior management. 

Significant experience

Settlement Agreements: Vicky has drafted, negotiated and advised on numerous settlement agreements, acting for both employer and employee.

Articles and seminars: She has written many articles for the local and national press and has presented at several employment seminars.

Vigil: Vicky has responsibility alongside Sarah Peacock for running the firm's employment law HR support service, Vigil.

Expertise

Vicky’s Blog

Handling a summer of sport at work

The summer of sport continues with Wimbledon having started this week and the football World Cup in full swing. It could be exciting times for the public but employers may find themselves having to perform a balancing act.

Articles by Vicky

New Acas Guidance on overtime rights

News

Associate Vicky Schollar comments in People Management on the new Acas Guidance on overtime rights and the implications of overtime when calculating holiday pay.

What is a qualifying disclosure?

Article

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

How to handle World Cup HR issues

News

The World Cup kicks off today – and employers may find themselves managing competing requests for time off or transfers to another shift, as well as a spike in unauthorised absences. Vicky Schollar offers some advice.

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Speaking Engagements

Blake Morgan's Mock Employment Tribunal - 14 Nov
Southampton

We would like to invite you to join us at our Mock Employment Tribunal event in Southampton on Wednesday 14 November starting at 1.30 pm.

Employment Club Seminar - Southampton 19 Sep
Southampton

Come and join us at our Employment Club Seminar in Southampton on 19 September.

Employment Club Seminar - Southampton
Southampton

Come and join us at our Employment Club Seminar in Southampton on 21 March.

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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