Viewing: Employment for Tom Perry

Tom is an experienced lawyer who regularly appears for both claimants and respondents in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Before joining the Bar, Tom worked as an employment solicitor for 7 years at Withers, Paul Hastings and Allen and Overy. Tom is used to working closely with clients and understands the importance of client care.
He has extensive experience of all aspects of employment litigation including interim relief hearings, preliminary hearings, full merits hearings, remedy hearings and appeals. Tom regularly conducts complex, multi-day unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing cases.
Tom has extensive experience of advising on mediations, settlement agreements, day-to-day HR issues, grievance and disciplinary proceedings, conducting investigations and the applicability of TUPE. Tom recently negotiated a six-figure settlement for a senior executive leaving a publishing company.
Tom has been appointed to investigate grievance and disciplinary matters in industries including construction, biotech and financial services.
Tom also regularly works with clients in media, technology, retail, manufacturing, football and the charity sectors.
Tom is registered for public access and regularly undertakes pro bono employment work. He has contributed to a textbook on UK employment law and regularly provides training to employers on employment law.
Notable Cases
Shah v Cortel UKEAT/0252/18/OO
2019
Successfully appeared for the Appellant in the EAT in a case regarding the employer’s right to bring an employer’s contract claim.
Oyeleye v Askew and others
2019
Successfully appeared for a Respondent at a multi-day hearing defending proceedings of sexual harassment.
Syga v Whittlebury Hall and Spa Limited
2019
Successfully appeared for the Respondent defending an application for interim relief related to whistleblowing.
Simoes v De Sede UK Limited
2019
Successfully appeared for the Respondent at a multi-day hearing defending claims for automatically unfair dismissal for assertion of a statutory right.
Coodien v NACD Limited
2019
Successfully appeared for the Respondent at a multi-day hearing defending claims for age discrimination.
Bennett v Mitie Limited
2019
Appeared for the Respondent at a multi-day hearing defending claims for race discrimination. Decision pending.
X v Y
2019
Appeared for the Claimant at a multi-day hearing advancing claims for discrimination arising from disability and failure to make reasonable adjustments.
Hasha v Notting Hill Genesis
2019, 2018
Successfully appeared twice for the Respondent at multi-day hearings defending claims for direct race discrimination and victimisation.
Smith v Saxton 4x4 Limited
2019
Appeared for the Respondent at a multi-day hearing defending claims for harassment related to sexual orientation and victimisation.
Shayesteh v The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust
2019, 2018
Appeared for the Claimant in the Employment Tribunal and EAT advancing claims for whistleblowing detriment related to a TUPE transfer and collective redundancy consultation.
Hussain v Little Rainbow Nursery Limited
2019, 2018
Appeared for the Respondent in the Employment Tribunal and EAT defending claims for unfair dismissal, detriment and automatically unfair dismissal due to whistleblowing.
Stuart v Network Rail
2019, 2018
Appeared for the Claimant in the Employment Tribunal and EAT advancing claims for outstanding holiday pay.
Watson v Jewson Limited
2018
Successfully appeared for the Respondent at a multi-day hearing defending a claim of constructive unfair dismissal
Hughes v Costco Wholesale UK Limited
2018
Successfully appeared for the Respondent at a multi-day hearing in Scotland defending a claim of unfair dismissal.
Snowshall v Mears Limited
2018
Successfully appeared for the Respondent at a multi-day hearing defending a claim of unfair dismissal.
N v University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
2018
Represented the Claimant at a multi-day hearing advancing allegations of whistleblowing and constructive unfair dismissal.
Mehmood v St Patrick’s International College
2018, 2017
Successfully appeared for the Respondent in both the EAT and Employment Tribunal at multi-day proceedings concerning constructive dismissal, disability discrimination, failure to make reasonable adjustments and less favourable treatment of fixed-term employees.
Cooper v Nicholas Hall Menswear
2018
Successfully appeared for the Claimant in unfair dismissal proceedings challenging pooling for redundancy.
Davenport v RMS Staffing Services Ltd
2017
Successfully appeared for the Respondent defending proceedings for unfair dismissal and pregnancy discrimination.
Bouchafaa v Ian Howard Schoolwear and others
2017
Successfully appeared for the Respondents in proceedings for constructive dismissal and breach of Regulation 4(9) TUPE.
George v Bupa Care Homes (CFH Care) Limited
2017
Successfully appeared for the Respondent in multi-day proceedings for whistleblowing detriment and automatically unfair dismissal.
Peiris and others v St Patrick’s International College
2017
Successfully appeared for the Respondent in multi-day unfair dismissal proceedings.
Besz v Multi Packaging Solutions
2017
Successfully appeared for the Claimant in multi-day race discrimination proceedings.
Richardson v Greys Dry Lining Limited
2017
Successfully appeared for the Respondent arguing that the terms of a bonus clause in a contract of employment were unenforceable due to lack of certainty.
Fowler v BBR Engineering (Shropshire) Limited
2017
Successfully appeared for the Claimant in unlawful deduction from wages claim concerning disputed terms of employment.
Memberships
ELA
Qualifications
LPC (BPP)
GDL (BPP)
MA (Oxford) Modern History

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