Emily Chalkley, Associate
Emily advises on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious.
AboutEmily advises on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. She has experience in dealing with and settling Employment Tribunal litigation, including unfair dismissal, discrimination on the grounds of age, sex and disability, part-time working and unlawful deductions of wages. She also assists on High Court matters. Her non-contentious experience includes day-to-day HR support to corporate clients, drafting and advising on a wide range of employment contracts, consultancy agreements and company policies and procedures. She also advises in relation to post-termination disputes with former senior executives and regularly advises on settlement negotiations and severance terms. Emily has considerable experience advising on sex discrimination and equal pay cases for senior females working in the financial services sector.
Emily also has experience advising on corporate transactions including share sales/purchases, asset transfers, service provision change and supporting the corporate team with due diligence and TUPE advice.
Emily has written articles for various employment law and HR publications and provided commentary for the mass media. She is also involved in pro bono schemes such an employment advice line.
Emily is a champion of EmployAbility (a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting graduates with all disabilities into employment and graduate roles) and has sat as a panel member at a number of events. Within the firm Emily is an active voice on the Diversity Committee. In 2016 Emily was voted Young Surrey Businesswoman of the year by Surrey Chamber of Commerce and in 2017 Emily was appointed as the junior representative on the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) Management Committee.
Emily is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advising and negotiating settlement packages and severance terms for senior executives and directors
- Advising on TUPE and employee related matters for corporate acquisitions
- Acting for large plcs, defending unfair dismissal, discrimination and unlawful deductions of wages claims
- Advising and drafting employment contracts, consultancy agreements and company policies and procedures
- Advising both employers and employees on matters relating to employee restrictive covenants
Update on holiday pay: regular and settled voluntary overtime should be included
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Gender Pay Gap Reporting ("GPGR") 2018 - FS
All employers with 250+ employees have to report the relevant information relating to their gender pay gap.