Katherine Irvine

Associate

Employment

Phone

0131 656 5542

Address

Caledonian Exchange 19A Canning Street Edinburgh EH3 8HE

Katherine  Irvine

About Katherine

Katherine is an Associate based at our Edinburgh office within the Employment Law team. She also works in our Glasgow and Dundee offices. 

Since 2009 she has focused on specialising in Employment Law and provides advice relating to contentious and non-contentious employment law matters throughout the public and private sector, and charities. This involves advice on Employment Law matters for the duration of an employment relationship, from recruitment through to termination of employment and beyond. Katherine has worked with employer and employee clients throughout various sectors of industry including charities, hospitality, leisure, health and social care.

She has regularly attended at Employment Tribunals throughout Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales in a variety of claims for both claimants and respondents, so can readily identify the issues from both an employee and employer perspective. Katherine has a wealth of both advisory and advocacy experience.

Areas of advice and representation in the Employment Tribunal include general disciplinary and grievance matters, dismissals, redundancies and re-structuring, TUPE transfers including business purchases/sales, outsourcing work and bringing that in-house, equal treatment/discrimination issues, public interest disclosures (“whistleblowing”), employment contracts and policies/procedures, contractual (post termination) restrictions, settlement agreements and negotiations during periods of pre-litigation ACAS Early Conciliation.

Expertise

Highlights

  • Representing a Respondent business in a tribunal claim where dismissal was alleged to have been on discriminatory grounds related to pregnancy
  • Representing a University employer in respect of claims brought of unfair dismissal, non-payment of wages and under the discrimination legislation on the grounds of religion or belief, in Northern Ireland, in which the Claimant became deceased part way through proceedings
  • Acting for an employee in an unfair dismissal, disability discrimination and discrimination by association claim against her former employers
  • Representing numerous claimant clients in respect of Discrimination, Unfair Dismissal and wages claims
  • Acting for the transferor in respect of a TUPE transfer where the pool of transferring employees was in dispute
  • Representing a Respondent in a Whilstleblowing claim within the construction industry
  • Acting for an employer dentist in a claim with over 15 allegations of sex discrimination and/or harassment
  • Representing an employee in relation to whistleblowing claims in the medical research industry in relation to the inadequate levels of life saving drugs provided to the nurse on site, in the event of a medical contamination emergency within the facility

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