Alan regularly appears in the Employment Tribunal particularly in sensitive and high-profile whistleblowing and discrimination claims, and is regularly called upon to act in cases involving senior Government employees.
Notable cases include: -
- A discrimination claim brought against a police force challenging force sick pay provisions, and fact specific alleged failure to make reasonable adjustments and personal injury claim
- A whistleblowing, race and disability discrimination claim brought against a sensitive government agency.
- A discrimination claim brought against exclusion of freemasons from working on the Hillsborough investigation.
- A challenge to the lawfulness of pre-employment checks which involve consideration of the immigration history of the potential employee.
- A challenge to the lawfulness of the national security requirement that those who have access to sensitive material need to have British nationality.
- A test case bas to whether SOCA interpreters were self-employed or employed.
- A series of pensions cases involving transfer provisions between the MET and SOCA.
In addition Alan regularly provides high level advice on TUPE issues, and has acted in a number of cases focusing on post termination restraints (both obtaining and resisting injunctions).
He is the co-author of the Employment Tribunals Handbook (5th edition 2017) published by Bloomsbury Professional.