Employment

Employment Team

Who we are

The team is made up of 8 solicitors, a Legal Executive and a Paralegal. Daniela Mahapatra leads the team.

What we do

Since its inception in 2012, the Team has acted for Health Boards and Trusts in a wide and diverse range of Employment Tribunal cases.

The Team have also had the privilege of advising on high level strategic policy issues. They are conscious that the issues have ramifications for the whole of NHS Wales and approach them with skill, foresight and diplomacy.

The Team can help with the following contentious issues:

All types of claims in the Employment Tribunal including, but not limited to:

  • Unfair dismissal (conduct and capability)
  • Various types of discrimination (disability, sexual orientation, race, age, gender etc)
  • Unlawful deduction of wages
  • Holiday pay
  • Whistleblowing
  • Pension
  • Agency worker rights
  • Doctor disciplinary cases

The Team can also help with the following non-contentious issues:

  • Interpretation of policies and procedures on an All Wales level
  • Issues arising out of the employment relationship (including advising on grievances and disciplinary hearings) including termination of employment
  • Family friendly policies (i.e. new Shared Parental Leave regime)
  • Clinician banding appeals
  • Severance packages and drafting settlement agreements
  • The Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006
  • Voluntary Early Release Schemes and queries
  • Doctor disciplinary issues
  • All Wales matters in association with the Welsh Government
  • Employment status
  • Consultations and Redundancies
  • Union Recognition
  • Restructures

Education

Employment law is constantly evolving. Our Team can offer a wide range of educational talks and seminars that can be delivered at our fully equipped premises. We are also able to tailor quarter, half or full day packages at a location to suit our client.

Recent topics include:

  • Training on the Upholding Professional Standards Policy
  • Disciplinary investigations training
  • Employment updates
  • TUPE training
  • Dignity at Work
  • Whistleblowing
“In my role with NHS Wales Employers, I have sought legal advice on employment law issues from Legal and Risk Services on many occasions. I have dealt with several members of the team and found them all to be helpful, professional and timely in their response. The fact that they are NHS focussed with considerable experience of health issues means that the advice that they give is not only professional but tailored and service focussed. I would always encourage NHS organisations in Wales to use Legal and Risk Services as a first point of contact."

Andrew Davies

NHS Employers