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Employment Law

Employment Law Barristers at Kenworthy’s Chambers provide employers and employees with advocacy services and legal advice on all areas of Employment Law.

Kenworthy’s Employment Law Barristers have an outstanding reputation for handling complex Employment Law cases discreetly with empathy and understanding.

Kenworthy’s Barristers act for employers, employees, charities, local authorities, and the professional and public sector. We have longstanding relationships working with statutory bodies, regulators, disciplinary boards, trade unions, and trade union firms.

Our Employment Law team appears nationally in the Employment Tribunal (ET), Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), at County Courts, and in High Court claims. We also represent individuals at the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Tribunal in Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) cases, and at Disciplinary Hearings before professional regulatory bodies like the General Medical Council (GMC), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Our Barristers

Kenworthy’s Employment Law Barristers

Year of Call | 1988
"He is an exceptionally pleasant character, very able, straightforward and technically very sound."
Chambers and Partners
Year of Call | 2000

Discrimination Barrister, Sally Penni, specialises in Disability Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Race Discrimination and Employment Law. She works on Whistleblowing cases, Professional Disciplinary hearings, and grievances.

Year of Call | 2001

Sarah Johnson acts for employers and employees in all areas of Discrimination and Employment Law in the Employment Tribunal, County Court, High Court and the Court of Appeals. Sarah is ranked tier 2 by Legal 500.

Year of Call | 2010

Solicitors praise Stephen’s industrious, calm, and persuasive style. He has been noted for the strength of his legal argument in complex cases, such as Contractual Disputes, Bonus Payment Disputes and Collective Redundancies.

Year of Call | 2011

Richard Lees appears across the country covering Unfair, Constructive and Wrongful Dismissal, Restrictive Covenants, Discrimination, Harassment, and all aspects of statutory employment rights.

All our Employment Law Barristers accept Public Access work.

Our Expertise

The Employment Law Barristers at Kenworthy's Chambers are highly experienced and receive instructions across all areas of Employment Law. Representing both employers and employees throughout the UK, Kenworthy’s Employment Team deal with the following types of Employment Law cases:

  • Adoption Leave
  • Age Discrimination
  • Bonus Payment Disputes
  • Compromise Agreements
  • Constructive Unfair Dismissal
  • Contractual Disputes for individual employees, trade unions and business (including changing   collective terms and conditions)
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Disciplinary Hearings before professional regulatory bodies including the General Medical Council (GMC) and Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Discrimination
  • Employee Disputes
  • Employee Rights
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Disputes
  • Equal Pay
  • Flexible Working
  • Fixed-Term Worker Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Holiday Pay Claims
  • Maternity Leave
  • Marital Status and Civil Partnership Discrimination
  • Parental Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Part-Time Worker Discrimination
  • Pay Disputes
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Professional Sports Employment Law Issues and Disputes
  • Protected Interest Disclosure
  • Race discrimination / Racial Discrimination
  • Redundancy
  • Religious Discrimination
  • Restrictive Covenants (including injunctive and springboard injunctive relief)
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Trade Unions
  • Transgender Rights
  • Transgender Discrimination
  • TUPE
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Unlawful Termination
  • Victimisation
  • Whistleblowing
  • Workplace-based Protection from Harassment Act claims
  • Wrongful Dismissal


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Contact Us

If you have an Employment Law case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Employment Clerk Greg Highton on 0161 832 4036, email [email protected] or fill out our contact form.