Reema Jethwa

Reema qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and advises both employers and senior employees on all areas of employment law.

She provides employers with tactical and strategic advice on a range of issues from how to handle complex grievances to successfully guiding clients through the disciplinary procedure to avoid successful employment tribunal claims.  Reema also has considerable experience in dealing with sensitive issues relating to sexual harassment, pregnancy and maternity rights, poor performance, sickness absence, discrimination, whistleblowing, redundancy, data subject access requests, TUPE and defending employment tribunal proceedings. She regularly reviews and drafts bespoke employment documentation including settlement agreements, consultancy agreements, contracts of employment, GDPR documentation and staff handbooks to ensure that they are in line with current legislation. Reema provides tailored in-house training to clients and other HR practitioners on diversity and inclusion as well as general practical training sessions for managers on how to handle day-to-day HR issues.

Reema regularly advises senior level executives on a wide range of employment issues including exits (settlement agreements) and employment tribunal claims. She also has experience of advising employee clients on new employment contracts and in particular, the likely enforceability of restrictive covenants.

Recent matters include:

  • Conducting a full audit of employment documentation for a client, tailoring the documents to their specific sector;
  • Successfully defending a complex employment tribunal claim for sexual harassment;
  • Guiding a client through a restructure and dealing with potential discrimination issues arising as a result; and
  • Negotiating favourable exit packages for high profile senior executives.

Reema is mentioned as a Key Lawyer in Legal 500 2023 and 2024 for Commercial Litigation and is part of the team which is described:

…”Great strength in mid-market claims, bringing considerable expertise to such disputes.” 2023

…”It is a very well-coordinated team, in which work is always conducted at the appropriate level, and optimal from a costs perspective.” 2023

…”They take the time to understand the business and work with clients.” 2024

…”The team is friendly, approachable, proactive, efficient, effective, and good value for money.” 2024

…”Excellent client service and support, and they are knowledgeable and give realistic expectations.” 2024

Share this profile

Latest Insights

Reema's latest articles are shown below.

Certified B Corporation