Heather is passionate about equality and fairness in the workplace. Her first experience of fighting discrimination, aged 10, involved her school uniform policy, which prohibited girls from wearing trousers. The policy was soon overturned!
Since then, Heather has handled a wide range of cases in the employment tribunal and the EAT; she has particular expertise in unfair dismissal, redundancy, whistleblowing and TUPE. She acts for both Claimants and Respondents. She is a popular lecturer in employment and discrimination law at a London University and a member of the Free Representation Unit and Bar Pro Bono Unit.
Heather has a particular interest in discrimination and has acted in high value cases for and against large organisations and public bodies including Primary Care Trusts, schools and Police Forces.
Heather often acts in cases with an element of personal injury and in particular has experience of stress and bullying at work cases, whistleblowing to the Health and Safety Executive and claims brought under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
Heather is member of Pump Court Chambers’ Employment Practice Group and regularly presents seminars and carries out bespoke training on all aspects of employment and discrimination law. Heather is a regular contributor to chambers’ employment law newsletter and appears in Webinars for Datalaw.
Heather also advises on professional negligence arising from employment/discrimination claims.
Heather is a member of Pump Court Chambers and RiverviewChambers