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.
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 [...]

22 09, 2016

What Is Unlawful Discrimination And How Do I Know If I’ve Been Discriminated Against?

By | September 22nd, 2016|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar, Switch Solicitors|0 Comments

Unlawful discrimination means treating someone badly on the basis of certain personal attributes. The nine attributes that are protected by UK law are called “protected characteristics” and are set out in the Equality Act 2010. The protected characteristics are sex / gender marital status (including civil partnership) pregnancy and maternity [...]

31 08, 2016

Personal Injury at Work – Holding your Employer Vicariously Liable

By | August 31st, 2016|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar, Personal Injury|Comments Off on Personal Injury at Work – Holding your Employer Vicariously Liable

What is Vicarious Liability? If you are injured in an accident at work, as a result of another employee's actions whist in the course of their employment, you have the ability to hold your employer responsible. This is known as “Vicarious Liability”. Making a claim against your employer has [...]

20 05, 2016

What is Unfair Dismissal?

By | May 20th, 2016|Employment Disputes|0 Comments

Any employee, who has sufficient qualifying service, has the right not to be unfairly dismissed. Normally – but not always – in order to claim unfair dismissal an employee needs two years’ continuous service with an employer in order to be able to bring an unfair dismissal claim. A dismissal [...]