Joanne Bell

Legal Director

Manchester

Joanne trained with the firm and specialised in employment law on qualification.

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About Joanne

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    Joanne trained with the firm and specialised in employment law on qualification. As a senior solicitor in the team Joanne advised on a wide range of employment law issues and represented clients at employment tribunal.

    After six years with the firm Joanne joined BPP Law School where she was a senior lecturer and Deputy Programme Leader of the Legal Practice Course.

    Joanne returned to DAC Beachcroft in January 2009 as a Professional Support Lawyer for the Employment, Pensions and Immigration Group (“EPI”). Her current role as HLegal Director - Knowledge Lawyer for EPI includes providing sector specific updates to clients and to the EPI on legal developments and their business impact, as well as maintenance of the Group’s knowledge bank and precedents. She is also responsible for the training and development programme for the lawyers in the team.

Sector Expertise
  • Financial Services

Service Expertise
  • Employment

  • Employment

Office Location

Manchester Skyline

Manchester

  • 3 Hardman Street
  • Manchester
  • M3 3HF

+44 (0) 161 934 3260

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Employment

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Discrimination: Tribunal right to reject race discrimination claim despite wrong approach to burden of proof

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Dismissal: Fair dismissal arising from a breakdown in working relationships, despite absence of a written warning and offer of appeal

Employment

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Employment Matters – May 2024

Employment

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Holiday pay: EAT provides further details on what to include in statutory holiday pay and how to approach a "series of deductions"

Employment

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Paternity Leave (Bereavement) Bill

Employment

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TUPE: ETO reasons for dismissal must be pleaded and evidenced where changes are made to an employee's material detriment after a TUPE transfer

Employment

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Whistleblowing detriment: employer's actions were not materially influenced by the protected disclosure

Employment

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Disability Discrimination: A trial period can be a reasonable adjustment.

Employment

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Discrimination: Dismissal following media storm over publicly expressed religious beliefs not discrimination or harassment

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Employment Matters – April 2024