"Sejal Raja is excellent. Her clients can expect the most attentive, excellent service. She is committed, excellent, but also compassionate. No stone will be left unturned. But she is also a joy to work with. Couldn’t recommend her more highly."Legal 500 2024
"Sejal Raja – is an exceptionally experienced, knowledgeable and talented practitioners of the highest quality. She is sensible and pragmatic and achieves the best results for clients time and time again."Legal 500 2024
"Sejal Raja is a solicitor who is at the top of her game. She managed a piece of mass litigation on the ground breaking issue of no jab, no job in a group of care homes. She dealt with the case superbly – she managed the clients extremely well, represented them in order to get the best outcome and was extremely impressive."Legal 500 2024
"Sejal is one of my favourite lawyers to work with: she is charming, caring, but totally uncompromising when it comes to her clients' interests."Chambers & Partners 2023
"Sejal's knowledge, experience and ability to deal with the most complex issues are an invaluable resource for the organisation. The level of service provided to the organisation is excellent."Chambers & Partners 2023
"Sejal is fantastic, hugely knowledgeable, gets to the heart of issues very quickly and gives sound and pragmatic advice. She is also a joy to work with."Chambers & Partners 2023
Sejal Raja is the head of the London employment at Weightmans. She offers notable experience representing employers in employment tribunal and High Court proceedings, and also has expertise in matters related to IR35.Chambers and Partners 2024
Formerly of RadcliffesLeBrasseur, Sejal is a Partner in our employment law team, advising employers and employees on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. She qualified in 1998.
Sejal advises on all aspects of employment law, including drafting and negotiating employment contracts, disciplinary and grievance procedures, dismissal and redundancy, whistleblowing claims, discrimination claims and equal pay disputes.
She has extensive experience in conducting litigation in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court, in particular in the area of discrimination having been involved in the high profile pregnancy litigation for the Ministry of Defence — 1995.
Sejal also has significant experience in non-contentious matters including advising on the preparation of contracts, handbooks, enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidentiality obligations, disciplinary and grievance procedures, dismissal and redundancy, and advising in relation to the application of TUPE.
In addition, Sejal has experience in dealing with data protection issues for employers under the GDPR and can assist organisations with ensuring that they are compliant with the GDPR.
Sejal also works closely with our Tax and Private Client team, providing employment advice to high net worth clients in relation to employment issues, including but not limited to negotiating severance packages.
Sejal has developed expertise in advising clients on employee status and the implications of IR35. She has litigated claims against HMRC in the Tax Tribunal.
Seminars and publications
Sejal runs workshops and training for HR managers and senior managers on redundancy programmes, performance management, recruitment, managing ill-health absence, stress at work claims, disciplinary and grievance issues and equal opportunities.
Sejal speaks at a number of external conferences and has been invited to present seminars at the Employment Lawyers Association’s annual conference on constructive unfair dismissal, the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) conferences, the Health and Wellbeing Conference, Lexis Nexis and CLT.
Sejal has written a number of articles for publications including Charity Times, the ELA briefing and Workplace Law Net, Health Service Journal, Care Times in addition to producing the department’s briefings and email alerts for clients.
- Cannock v Ministry of Defence
- Meredith v Ministry of Defence
- Moyhing v Barts and London NHS Trust and Others
- Kalubowila v Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust
- Mr XX v UKBA
- Bannon v Community Service Volunteers and another
- Rackham v NHS Professionals Ltd UK EAT/0110/15
Sejal acts for clients in a number of different sectors, including health, charities, care homes, GP practices, hotel and leisure, manufacturing, property, financial services and technologies.