Jessie Makonnen, Associate
Jessie advises employees and employers on all aspects of UK employment law, including both contentious and non-contentious matters.
AboutJessie advises employers on day to day HR matters including: managing disciplinary and grievance procedures; redundancy situations; sickness absence; capability issues; and negotiating exit packages for employees. In addition, her work involves reviewing and drafting employment documentation, such as contracts of employment for junior and senior employees, consultancy agreements and staff handbooks.
Jessie also acts for employees on a wide range of matters. She advises on settlement agreements (the negotiations and severance terms), grievances and supports employees who are responding to disciplinary allegations.
She has experience of employment litigation involving unfair dismissal, breach of contract and discrimination allegations, both for individual claimants and for employers defending claims.
Jessie is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
How to manage redundancies: employee rights on redundancy
What rights do employees have when a redundancy exercise is carried out?
IR35: how employers should prepare for April 2021
Discussing the key upcoming changes to the off-payroll working rules in April 2021 and how to start preparing.
The menopause - can business afford to ignore the potential productivity loss of 14 million days a year?
It is clearly in the interests of business to retain the talent and experience of those working women who are dealing with the menopause.