Publications and Articles

In this section of the site you can view publications and case studies written by employment and discrimination lawyers.

Successful whistleblowing claim: Samad v Spicerhaart (t/a Felicity J Lord) & others

  Jahad Rahman of Rahman Lowe Solicitors and Carolyn De Souza of 12 KBW successfully represented Mr Abdul Samad, a high flying Branch Partner of Felicity J Lord estate agency, at the Employment Tribunal. Mr Samad was employed by Spicerhaart/FJL as a Senior Branch Partner at the company’s Bow branch. During his employment, he expressed […]

NHS whistleblowers

Jahad Rahman discusses the impact and legal implications of whistleblowers being ‘blacklisted by the NHS’ in The Telegraph. He said: “Doctors and nurses shouldn’t be afraid to express concern about patient safety, and they should not be disadvantaged for doing so. Sometimes the trusts think they are above the law, but they should be held to […]

Zero hours contracts

Jahad Rahman represented Martyn Reuby, who successfully established at an Employment Tribunal that he was an employee of Unite the Union, rather than a self employed tutor, as alleged by the union. The successful ruling paves the way for Mr Reuby to bring a claim for whistleblowing. Mr Reuby claims that he was unfairly dismissed […]

Whistleblowing Solicitors – Expert Guide

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 has resulted in changes to the law on protected disclosures, more commonly known as ‘whistleblowing’. Whistleblowing is the casual name for reporting a suspected wrongdoing at work. Officially this is called “making a disclosure in the public interest”. An employee or worker has the right not to be […]

Employment status – football referee

Jahad Rahman summarises the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Conroy v Scottish Football Association, which concerned the employment status of a football referee. The following article was published in Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law Bulletin: Is a football referee an employee under the Employment Rights Act 1996? No, held the EAT […]

Redundancy dismissals – Expert Guide – Rahman Lowe Solicitors

A dismissal by reason of redundancy is recognised as a valid and fair reason for dismissal under the Employment Rights Act 1996. However, redundancy dismissals may be unfair if an employer fails to: establish a genuine redundancy situation; consult with affected employees prior to the redundancy dismissal; select an objective selection criteria; give adequate consideration […]


Recently, in the case of Anastasiou v Western Union Payment Services, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) held that on the issue of causation in a whistleblowing claim, the person who subjected the Claimant to a detriment/disadvantage had to have knowledge of the protected act, except in rare cases where a more senior manager orders another […]

The office Christmas party – how to avoid claims

The office Christmas party can be a great boost for morale, but the party may also have the effect of giving rise to Employment Tribunal claims. Our expert guide provides employers with top tips on avoiding potential claims. RL_Office Christmas party_Employers liability Seasons greetings and Happy New Year! Our employment law solicitors act for both […]

Settlement agreements – Expert Guide – Rahman Lowe Solicitors

Confidential pre-termination negotiations, contained in s14 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, are coming into force on 29th July. Also, on 29 July 2013, ‘compromise agreements‘ will be re-named as ‘settlement agreements’. Confidential pre-termination negotiations are a new, complex, statutory framework which will allow certain pre-termination discussions to be kept confidential from a […]

Sex discrimination – sacked for being a women. Jahad Rahman is representing a City Executive

‘City firm sacked me for being a women’. A successful City executive claims that she was fired for being a women. Ms Westerlind, a premium client manager at CMC Markets, a global financial institution, was sacked for allegedly using abusive and racist language during a telephone conversation with a male colleague. Her case is that […]

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