Choy Lau

Senior Associate, Employment

Choy specialises in employment law and data protection issues within the employment sphere. Choy’s practice is varied and consists of employment litigation, judicial mediation and advising on general employment/HR matters, data protection/GDPR compliance and corporate transactions. Choy has experience working in-house providing legal support, training, and advising on employment law and HR operational matters.

Choy offers pragmatic advice and solutions to both businesses and individuals. She acts for senior executives, directors, and SME and PLC employers in various sectors, including retail, hospitality, real estate, media and communications, professional services, and insurance.

Examples of recent experience include:
  • Advising a leading medical equipment services company in relation to collective consultation for redundancies and redeployment arrangements requiring relocation to other sites in the UK.
  • Advising a food manufacturer in relation to varying workers’ shift patterns due to changing business demands and social distancing measures due to COVID-19, including collective consultation obligations.
  • Successfully negotiating settlement agreement terms for outgoing senior executives and directors in the professional services sector, including negotiating relaxation of post termination restrictions.
  • Advising a London based marketing agency in relation to race discrimination allegations made by an unsuccessful job applicant, including advising on responding to a data subject access request.
  • Advising employer clients on the impact of COVID-19 on business practices, including advice on government employment protection schemes, changes to terms and conditions of employment, and employee monitoring.
  • Advising various companies on data protection/GDPR compliance, including data protection audits of policies and procedures, data protection impact risk assessments, compliance with data subject access requests, and providing training for managers.
  • Advising employers on operational HR matters including training, recruitment practices, use of agency workers, disciplinary and grievance investigations, performance management, redundancy consultation, flexible working requests, varying terms and conditions of employment and TUPE transfers.

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