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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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Blog Post: 20 OCTOBER 2021

Highest labour law court in Germany acknowledges recoverability of internal investigation costs

Companies may recover from their employees the cost of internal investigations conducted by external law firms, according to a decision by the German Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht).1…

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Blog Post: 27 JULY 2021

Linking remuneration to diversity and inclusion metrics in financial services

What gets measured gets done. And when the measurement is tied into remuneration, it usually gets done quicker. Could these principles apply to linking remuneration to diversity and inclusion metrics?…

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Blog Post: 22 JULY 2021

What is meant by diversity and inclusion?

Ask anyone what is meant by diversity and inclusion in the workplace and they are likely to give an answer along the followings lines: Diversity is about having the presence of different…

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Blog Post: 21 JULY 2021

Diversity and inclusion in the financial sector: the regulators want more done, more quickly

Few would disagree that a lack of diversity and inclusion in any setting can have a negative impact. The financial sector regulators (the FCA and PRA) are addressing this issue, starting with the…

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