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Gemma Elliott, Associate

Gemma Elliott

Associate

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"Gemma looks after Diversity HR matters, and is someone I have no hesitation in recommending to my customers in our business consultancy which spans iconic brands to small SMEs. When a consultant recommends someone else your reputation is dependent on them, but recommending Gemma has never been a concern to me."
(Alan Slaney, Chairman, Diversity Creative Solutions Limited)


Gemma is the principal point of contact for several SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises).

She provides day-to-day advice including drafting contracts, drafting policies and procedures, and advising on disciplinaries, grievances and managing sickness absence.

Gemma regularly represents clients in relation to employment tribunal claims. This involves the drafting of pleadings, disclosure of documents, production of witness statements and advocacy in the employment tribunal.

Gemma has a degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from Sheffield Hallam University and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice course at Nottingham Law School. Gemma qualified as a solicitor in 2008. She completed her training contract at Geldards LLP and worked at Geldards post qualification before moving on to join our firm in 2013. Gemma has 10 years’ experience of advising on all matters relating to employment and she regularly delivers training in this area. Gemma has been working exclusively in employment since she qualified and became an Associate in 2012.

Legal Services

Employment

Cases

  • Successfully negotiated a low commercial settlement of a multi-day employment tribunal claim of unfair dismissal and discrimination through judicial mediation.
  • Presented interactive sessions to employers on terminating employment by agreement, managing sickness absence and a mock tribunal.

 

Sectors

Education

Gemma is the principal point of contact for several schools for providing day to day advice. This includes drafting contracts for teaching and non-teaching staff, drafting policies and procedures and advising on disciplinaries, grievances and managing sickness absence.

Cases

  • Assisting an academy in conducting a large-scale collective consultation exercise with trade union involvement.

Retail

Gemma provides support to a large retail employer on all elements of the employment relationship and general day to day queries. These include sickness leave, maternity leave, flexible working and holiday queries.

Cases

  • Successfully defended a claim brought by an employee against a large retail employer, including claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination.

 

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To contact Gemma or for more information…

Call: 0845 077 9653
Or email: Send an email

 

Testimonials

“Gemma looks after Diversity HR matters, and is someone I have no hesitation in recommending to my customers in our business consultancy which spans iconic brands to small SMEs. When a consultant recommends someone else your reputation is dependent on them, but recommending Gemma has never been a concern to me.”

(Alan Slaney, Chairman, Diversity Creative Solutions Limited)

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