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Joe Beeston

Senior Associate, Employment

Joe is a Senior Associate in the Employment team. He advises on the full range of employment law issues and much of his experience has an international dimension.  Joe also advises clients on immigration and data protection matters.

He has experience advising banks, large corporations, property companies, private equity houses and asset management firms. He often advises clients on HR issues (such as redundancies, disciplinary and grievance processes and investigations), employment litigation and the employment aspects arising on corporate transactions (including global carve-outs). Joe has an interest in advising on whistle-blowing complaints.  

He has spent time on secondment at two global banks and a national retailer. Joe joined the Forsters’ Employment team in December 2018 from Clifford Chance LLP.

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Lifting the lockdown: what employers should be thinking about

The pandemic has brought about numerous challenges for employers and with the continued easing of lockdown measures, it is unlikely that these will disappear anytime soon. As businesses re-open and staff begin to return from furlough leave, employers will need to consider various issues. This article considers some of the key employment law and health and safety issues in this area.

Lifting the lockdown: what employers should be thinking about


Covid-19: whistle-blowing and health and safety concerns

The pandemic has brought about numerous challenges for employers, which will continue as lock-down measures start to ease. As businesses re-open and staff start to return from furlough leave, employers will need to ensure that they have appropriate health and safety procedures in place having regard to the ever changing government guidance. This will be no easy task. This article considers some of the key employment law and health and safety issues in this area.

Covid-19: whistle-blowing and health and safety concerns


UPDATE – changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The government has announced a number of changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The extension to the Scheme has been welcomed by employers, but the practicalities of operating it are becoming increasingly complex.

UPDATE – changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme


Making redundancies during the pandemic

It is a sad reality that some employers will need to make redundancies as a result of the pandemic. It is clear that the ‘lock-down’ will only be lifted gradually and that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will not last indefinitely, and the combination of these is forcing some employers to take action to protect their balance sheets. This article provides a useful summary of the key considerations for employers who are contemplating a headcount reduction.

Making redundancies during the pandemic


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