Navya Shekhar

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Navya Shekhar

About Navya Shekhar

My name is Navya Shekhar, I have experience in employment law of over 10 years and have been working at Truth Legal since 2015.
24 11, 2017

Am I Self-Employed – Or a ‘Worker’ in Disguise? 8 Questions to Ask

By | November 24th, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Am I Self-Employed – Or a ‘Worker’ in Disguise? 8 Questions to Ask

There’s been a lot in the news recently about ‘employment status’ and whether people are ‘self-employed’ or ‘workers’, so much so that you might be starting to wonder if any of this applies to you. Here’s our guide to working out whether you are an employee, a worker or self-employed. [...]

24 10, 2017

Scrapped Employment Tribunal Fees – the latest!

By | October 24th, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Scrapped Employment Tribunal Fees – the latest!

A few weeks ago, we were delighted to bring you news that the Employment Tribunal fees regime had been scrapped . Not just scrapped – declared unlawful by the Supreme Court following a legal challenge by Unison. It was a great day for anyone concerned about access to justice. The fees [...]

28 09, 2017

Why has my employer offered me a settlement agreement?

By | September 28th, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Why has my employer offered me a settlement agreement?

A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding contract that can be used to bring an employment dispute between an employer and an employee to an end without an Employment Tribunal decision. As an employee, there are a number of advantages to accepting a Settlement Agreement. However, you might be wondering [...]

4 09, 2017

Making ‘reasonable adjustments’ – your employer’s duty if you’re living with a disability

By | September 4th, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Making ‘reasonable adjustments’ – your employer’s duty if you’re living with a disability

Life can be tough if you are living with a disability, whether it’s a lifelong condition or something that has developed following an accident or with illness. It’s often about making changes, adapting, adjusting at home – and even with support, this can be exhausting. In the workplace, though, you [...]

12 04, 2017

Pay Gaps And High Heels – Recent Developments In Workplace Gender Equality

By | April 12th, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|Comments Off on Pay Gaps And High Heels – Recent Developments In Workplace Gender Equality

Two recent developments have signalled steps towards greater degrees of workplace gender equality. They are: gender pay gap reporting and discrimination in dress codes. Whilst you may be unlikely to see differences from them in the short-term, both developments highlight important issues and may, in time, bring significant changes to [...]

5 04, 2017

What Are My Rights? Employment Status and the Gig Economy

By | April 5th, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|Comments Off on What Are My Rights? Employment Status and the Gig Economy

Knowing your rights is a big part of being able to enforce them. Your status, whether as an employee, worker, or someone who is self-employed, can greatly affect the extent of your employment rights. For such important distinctions, you might think that the law would have it pretty much nailed [...]

29 03, 2017

Rumours of Redundancy: What Should I Do?

By | March 29th, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|Comments Off on Rumours of Redundancy: What Should I Do?

Being at work whilst rumours of redundancy are going around can be a negative experience. Naturally, everyone begins to worry about their livelihood and their future. Whilst it may be tempting to stick your head in the sand, being aware of the law around redundancy can help to prepare you [...]

1 02, 2017

Protected Conversations – Are You Protected?

By | February 1st, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|Comments Off on Protected Conversations – Are You Protected?

Ending a contract of employment can be something of a legal minefield, particularly if you are an employer dismissing one of your employees. But whether you are an employer or an employee, you could find yourself in negotiations over how an employment contract should be ended. If so, it is [...]

11 01, 2017

The Right to Rest: Your Entitlement to a Rest Break at Work

By | January 11th, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|Comments Off on The Right to Rest: Your Entitlement to a Rest Break at Work

Many regulations exist to safeguard the health of workers. Those relating to rest breaks are some of the less well-known, and yet overwork can have a whole range of negative effects on someone’s health. Sometimes all that is needed is to ‘switch off’ for a few minutes every day. But [...]