Employment lawyer, Jennifer Walker has joined Sheffield city centre solicitors Graysons as head of its employment law department.
Jennifer, from Sheffield, has over 15 years’ experience in the field of employment law, starting in 2002 at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and then as an employment paralegal. Jennifer initially graduated with a degree in English and history but then qualified as a solicitor in 2009 after achieving a first-class degree in law. She has worked as a supervisor and head of department for several years before joining Graysons. Jennifer is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society.
She advises employers and employees and has a wealth of knowledge. She has particular expertise in issues such as terms, conditions and contacts; policies and procedures; hours and pay; disciplinary and grievance procedures and employment tribunal claims; discrimination, harassment and victimisation; unfair dismissal, redundancy and reorganisation; restrictive covenants and TUPE claims.
Jennifer is also experienced in offering HR advice and assistance on a range of issues, including employee consultation; capability and performance; investigations; pay and reward and grievance and disciplinary hearings
Jennifer has worked closely with various unions over the past few years, advising organisations such as CWU and GMB and their members. She has also been heavily involved in working with the Police Federation and police officers.
When she is not at work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her 2 grown up children, cooking, gardening and going to the gym.
Graysons’ managing partner Peter Clark says: “Jennifer is a tremendous addition to the firm. Our clients will undoubtedly benefit from her skills, knowledge and breadth of experience. I’d like to welcome her to our team and look forward to her positive contribution to the continued growth of Graysons.”