Phil is a partner at Weightmans LLP with over twenty years' experience advising on all areas of employment and discrimination law.

Phil has considerable experience in advising commercial employers in a wide range of industries including those in the retail, insurance, manufacturing and infrastructure sectors. He also advises public bodies, including educational institutions and NHS Trusts. He is an experienced advocate, and has a particular interest in TUPE, working time, whistleblowing and all areas of discrimination, including disability and age.

Phil is a regular speaker and training provider, both to HR professionals and as part of in-house sessions.

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Insights Ill health retirement: Will a flawed procedure always be discriminatory?

Internal processes sometimes go wrong. But does this mean that an employee will always succeed in a discrimination claim?

Insights If refusing Bert & Ernie isn’t discrimination, what is?

The Supreme Court has decided that a bakery’s refusal to bake a cake with a slogan promoting gay marriage was not sexual orientation discrimination.

Insights Has your employee resigned? The problem of ambiguous notice

Usually it is clear when somebody intends to resign, but sometimes it can be uncertain...

Insights Equal Pay and the problem of the higher paid worker

All that is required for an equal pay claim is a direct comparison of pay between two individuals of the opposite sex

Insights Sleep-in workers not entitled to minimum wage when asleep, decides Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has held that care workers who sleep-in are not entitled to the national minimum wage (or national living wage) for the time…

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