Louise Taft is an experienced specialist Employment Solicitor at Freemans Solicitors dealing with matters arising from the world of work, but with a particular interest in cases involving Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination and rights afforded to parents and carers. She spent over 10 years dealing with such cases before having her own child in 2015, which has given her new insight and empathy with parents of young children juggling the stresses and strains of daily life with working life. She has dealt with Employment Tribunal claims on behalf of both employees and employers involving almost all aspects of Employment Law, including Unfair Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal, Discrimination and Harassment, Whistleblowing, TUPE, Redundancy, Breach of Contract, Holiday Pay and Deductions from Wages. She has represented clients in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal as well as at first instance. As a Tribunal advocate, Louise is well placed to give clients early advice as to the prospects of success at Tribunal and the merits or otherwise of settlement as well as being able to ensure that cases are properly prepared in a way to best present the evidence to the Tribunal Judge.
You have a statutory right to take a reasonable amount of unpaid leave where there is...read more
Unfavourable treatment because of maternity leave is unlawful. If you were not consulted...read more
You should not be treated “unfavourably” because you are on maternity leave. Not...read more
If your hours changed after a formal request for flexible working, this would have been a...read more
I’m unclear whether or not you have agreed to do a trial or this was simply offered to...read more
You should make a formal request for flexible working, setting out your particular...read more