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Jessie Uppal, Partner

Jessie Uppal

Partner

Languages

Punjabi: Fluent

Practice areas

  • Employment law
  • Employment litigation and dispute resolution
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Health and life sciences
  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Jessie is a Partner in our Human Resources Practice Group and she specialises in both employment law and business immigration.

Her contentious experience includes defending cases (for public and private sector clients) involving large scale equal pay claims and high value claims based on discrimination of all types, whistle blowing, unfair dismissals and breach of contract issues. Jessie also has a great deal of experience dealing with claims resulting from the non-selection of candidates both for initial appointment / promotion and particular claims which carry significant reputational risks for client organisations. Jessie has successfully defended complex discrimination claims and recovered wasted costs. Her non-contentious experience includes general day to day HR/ER advice, managing complex investigations, disciplinaries and grievances, executive terminations, sickness and absence management and business restructuring/redundancies. Her clients include well known multi-national businesses, FTSE 100 companies and global organisations. She provides training to clients on a variety of employment law topics and will design bespoke training plans for staff.

Jessie advises on strategic and practical issues arising from international recruitment and compliance with Home Office requirements and audits. Jessie's work includes obtaining permission to work in the UK (including members of senior management boards) advising on obligations as registered sponsors and regularly submits visa applications. Jessie has appeared in person on behalf of clients, and its employees, to resolve issues with the Home Office. Jessie has particular experience in handling queries regarding the prevention of illegal working and immigration issues arising from the recruitment process. Jessie delivers immigration audits and has advised on, and subsequently implemented, an overhaul of recruitment and prevention of illegal working processes. Jessie often provides immigration training and prepares specific materials for clients to use.