Employment Law

Members of Monckton Chambers have a long tradition of appearing in the leading employment law cases. With so much of the development of employment law driven by European Union law, it is unsurprising that Monckton Chambers is highly regarded in the employment law field.

We provide specialists at every level: from employment tribunals to the Supreme Court and Court of Justice of the European Union; representing all kinds of clients, from employers and workers to public bodies.

Members have long been known for appearing in landmark decisions in complex discrimination and equality cases, from Seymour-Smith through to more recent cases such as O’Brien v Ministry of Justice and Council of Immigration Judges (where Monckton members appeared on both sides).

Members have featured particularly prominently in cutting edge employment law cases concerning equal pay, discrimination, transfer of undertakings, pension rights, redundancy, part-time workers and social policy. We are also instructed in an increasing number of cases raising issues at the intersection of employment law with other areas of law, including procurement, human rights, public law and sports law.

Specific areas of employment law expertise include:

  • Access to pension schemes
  • Covenants in restraint of trade, breach of confidence and urgent injunctive relief
  • Disciplinary hearings
  • Discrimination (including on grounds of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, religion or belief, and disability) and equal treatment
  • Disputes about discretionary bonus clauses and employee share schemes
  • Equal pay
  • EU social policy
  • Part-time, fixed-term and temporary workers’ rights
  • Protection of commercially sensitive information in employment disputes
  • Redundancy
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Whistleblowing
  • Wrongful dismissal and other disputes arising from a contract of employment

For more information about the ongoing litigation in O’Brien v Ministry of Justice and Council of Immigration Judges, please click here.