Navya Shekhar

/Navya Shekhar
Navya Shekhar

About Navya Shekhar

My name is Navya Shekhar. I am a Director and Head of Employment Law at Truth Legal. I have over 10 years' experience in employment law and have been working at Truth Legal since 2015.

How Many Hours Can I Work and What Breaks Should I Get?

We often take it for granted or assume that we have the right to a lunch break or a couple of days off each week. But what is the law on breaks and working hours and what can you do if your boss is not following the rules? In this [...]

By | 2019-10-14T12:58:38+01:00 October 14th, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Parental Leave – What Is It and How Does It Work?

Parental leave is planned unpaid time off to care for you child. It is an extra right that parents have but few people know about it. Who can take parental leave? You can only take parental leave if you are an employee. This means you need to have a contract [...]

By | 2019-10-03T09:38:05+01:00 October 3rd, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Discrimination – Is Veganism or Vegetarianism a Protected Belief? 6 Tests to Meet

No matter how long you have been employed, the law protects all employees from discrimination based on the following characteristics: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; and sexual orientation. Most of these have obvious meanings, but what types of beliefs [...]

By | 2019-10-01T19:14:16+01:00 October 1st, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Your Right To Time Off To Care For Dependants

Life can produce many unexpected and concerning situations involving our loved ones. Children get chicken pox, fall off climbing frames, or sadly, may have a long-term health condition. Ageing parents likewise might become ill or have an accident. But what happens when you need to go to work at a [...]

By | 2019-09-26T11:14:06+01:00 September 26th, 2019|Employment Disputes|

15 Minutes Free Employment Advice – Now Available

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering free employment law advice for up to 15 minutes. This new process is designed to be the initial step before clients need to book a consultation with us. The 15 minutes free advice is available to both personal and business [...]

By | 2019-06-10T15:24:35+01:00 June 10th, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Can You Bring A Personal Injury Claim In An Employment Tribunal Claim?

In short, the answer is yes! It is possible to bring a personal injury claim in an Employment Tribunal claim. However, it is only in certain circumstances that this is the case. It is possible to claim compensation for personal injury suffered in an Employment Tribunal if the claim is [...]

By | 2019-01-17T10:33:52+01:00 January 13th, 2019|Employment Disputes|

Understanding The Basics of Employment Law: Part 7 – Recruitment

In this 7-part series of blog posts, we explore the basics of employment law to help offer advice to managers and business owners.  Here is part 7: Recruitment Recruitment When recruiting staff, it is important that legal obligations still apply even though they do not work for you. These mainly [...]

By | 2018-08-20T13:02:02+01:00 August 20th, 2018|Personal Injury|

Understanding The Basics of Employment Law: Part 6 – Contracts of Employment

In this 7-part series of blog posts, we explore the basics of employment law to help offer advice to managers and business owners.  Here is part 6: Contracts of Employment The contract of employment is the contract between an employer and employee to carry work of a particular kind for [...]

By | 2018-08-20T13:02:13+01:00 August 19th, 2018|Employment Disputes|