Vicky Schollar Associate
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 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.
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.
Articles by Vicky
Vicky Schollar, a Senior Solicitor in our employment team considers some of the practical reasons for the gender pay gap. She explains how employers can try to ensure that all employees are treated fairly when it comes to pay.
Sometimes the exact date of termination of employment has significant implications for payments, statutory rights or pension entitlements. When will notice validly take effect?
Introduced in 2013, protected conversations are a way in which employers and employees can discuss the termination of employment on mutually acceptable terms, without fear of the conversation being referred to in an unfair dismissal claim.
Related Knowledge & Resources
Video surveillance at work is a considerable intrusion into private life and it is important to weigh up the right to privacy as provided for by article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights against the need for the surveillance.
With less than 3 months to go until larger employers must publish their gender pay gap, Kevin Lau, a senior solicitor in the employment team at Blake Morgan LLP looks at the latest developments and what employers and HR professionals need to know.
Non-compete clause unenforceable as it included a restriction on holding a minor shareholding in a competing business
Restrictive covenants are a useful tool for employers to protect their competitive edge and to reduce the risk of 'star employees' leaving to join competitors.However, failure to draft them carefully can leave both employer and employee in limbo.
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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