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Sarah Johnson


Sarah has substantial experience in employment and discrimination law and, in particular, cases involving the NHS.  She deals with all areas of employment and discrimination law in the Employment Tribunal, County Court, High Court and Appellate Courts.  Sarah acts for employers and employees alike.

In addition to a predominantly Tribunal-based practice, Sarah also regularly drafts Contracts of Employment, Compromise Agreements, Schedules of Loss and Counter-Schedules, Staff Handbooks and specific policies and procedures.  She also provides written opinions on liability and quantum, as well as offers of settlement. 

Sarah also has experience of the Judicial Mediation scheme which is offered by Employment Tribunals.

Sarah has experience of dealing with the National Health Service equal pay cases, including test cases.

Notable Cases:

C v A (2018) successfully represented one of the UK's largest Health & Social Care Charity at a 3-day hearing at Liverpool Employment Tribunal against claims of race discrimination, harassment, unfair dismissal and breach of contract brought by claimant a self-employed yoga instructor. Read More.

R v T (2017) successfully represented a City Banker after 3 days at the London Employment Tribunal. The client claimed his previous employer owed him commission from profiting projects during his time of employment at the firm.

F v T (2015) successfully Represented the Claimant in a 3-week unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claim following a termination of employment. The Claimant had macular degeneration and by the point of the proceedings had lost over 80% of her sight. This is a very complicated condition and by its nature deteriorating all the time.

P v A (2015) Acting for the Respondent in complaints of disability discrimination, race discrimination, religious discrimination and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and also a whistleblowing claim. This matter was originally listed for an 8-day hearing in Liverpool Employment Tribunal, and subsequently settled on the eighth day, to include a termination of the Claimant's employment with the Respondents.

H v T (2015) Acting on behalf of a successful Claimant in unfair dismissal proceedings against his former employers. The Employment Tribunal found that the Claimant had in fact been unfairly dismissed, both on a procedural and on a substantive basis, following the Claimant clipping the wing mirror of a works van on the gatepost of the Respondent's yard.

H v B (2014) Acted for the Respondent in successfully defending claims of constructive unfair dismissal and whistleblowing. The Claimant was an Air Traffic Controller at the airport. Following his involvement in an airprox (which is where two planes come within three miles of one another), he raised allegations of a health and safety nature, as a means of attempting to prevent the Respondents taking disciplinary proceedings against him for his previous negligence.

Reported Cases

  • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council v Stanley
  • Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust v O'Reilly


  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Member of the Northern Circuit