Julia Woodhouse

Solicitor, Employment

Julia qualified as a Solicitor in 1995 and has specialised in Employment Law since 2000. She is a trusted adviser to both employers and employees. She has a wide range of experience in bringing/defending Employment Tribunal proceedings ranging from unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings), unlawful deduction of wages, breach of contract and less favourable treatment of part-time workers, amongst other claims.

Julia is also experienced in drafting documents such as contracts of employment, directors’ service agreements, staff handbooks, policies, consultancy agreements, post-termination restrictive covenants and settlement agreements (formerly known as compromise agreements). She also provides strategic advice to employers on commercial transactions, such as TUPE.

Julia works closely with employers, guiding them through disciplinary, grievance, redundancy and other procedures and finding practical solutions to employment/HR issues.

She also advises directors and other employees who personally experience workplace issues. She provides a sympathetic ear, whilst providing objective advice and cost-effective solutions to employment issues.

Julia is committed to finding the most appropriate route to resolving her clients’ employment problems, whether this be negotiating and advising upon Settlement Agreements or bringing/defending Employment Tribunal proceedings.
She also presents seminars to clients and other third parties on employment topics which have included: social media and employee risks, age discrimination, unfair dismissal and restrictive covenants.

Julia is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. She is also a French speaker and obtained a diploma in French Legal Studies at the Robert Schumann University in Strasbourg.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Latest blog posts...

Employment Law Update

19th March 2019
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Welcome to our Employment Law Update which provides an update on the following areas:   Liability for employee actions – vicarious liability Gig economy Age discrimination Payslips Increases   Liability for employee actions Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Limited The Managing Director of a company physically attacked one of the employees in an unscheduled...

I feel I am being forced out of my job. Is it constructive dismissal?

18th April 2018
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Do you need help with constructive dismissal? Perhaps you feel bullied or forced out of your job? Constructive dismissal is where you have not been directly dismissed but where your contract of employment has been fundamentally breached by your employer and as a result, you resign. In my video below, I explore your options around constructive unfair dismissal.  Some key points to remember...