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.
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With lockdown restrictions easing slightly, many employers are now planning for the future and assessing how employees can return to work safely. Below are some key points that must be considered by businesses.
The Chancellor has provided some much welcomed relief to both employees and workers by extending the current government furlough scheme to October 2020.
UK employers must abide by health and safety legislation to protect their staff but what responsibilities do employers have to any employees who might be at risk of carrying the coronavirus? And what processes and procedures should companies have in place to minimise the spread of the virus?