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Employment Litigation

We are true litigators. Our Employment team sits within A&O’s wider Litigation department; our mindset is first and foremost as litigators, with litigation comprising 75% of the work we do.

We consider this standalone expertise to be a unique strength of our practice where we add tangible value to clients, working with them to limit reputational and financial damage.

We provide strategic input and direction on high-risk and sensitive contentious work. Our team has vast experience of advising clients in relation to issues coming out of a termination, such as breach of confidentiality and restrictive covenant provisions, team moves, whistleblowing, restraint-of-trade matters and a wide range of discrimination issues, as well as assisting clients before all national courts (including the European Court of Justice) and employment tribunals in the full range of individual and collective labour conflicts.

Our focus is always proactive.  We identify the risks at an early stage and build on this with regular, accurate advice in your best commercial and strategic interest, to resolve litigation early or, where appropriate, defend matters vigorously through to conclusion.  

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Publications: 28 APRIL 2021

Are employers required to disclose investigation reports in the CCMA?

In a recent unreported judgment between South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee v CCMA and Others, the Labour Court considered whether an employer is required to disclose a forensic…

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Publications: 12 MARCH 2021

Webinar: A global view on whistleblowing – what is the current and anticipated landscape?

By the end of 2021, EU member states must have transposed the requirements of the new EU Whistleblower Protection Directive into national legislation.

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Publications: 19 OCTOBER 2020

The FCA’s 5 conduct questions: Translating theory to practice

The FCA has published its “Five Conduct Questions” report for 2020, highlighting key observations and issues with respect to firms’ conduct and culture programmes.

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Blog Post: 17 JUNE 2020

U.S. Supreme Court finds that workplace discrimination against LGBT employees is unlawful

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The 6-to-3 opinion,…

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