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Jessie Uppal, Principal Associate

Jessie Uppal

Principal Associate

Languages

Punjabi: Fluent

Practice areas

  • Employment law
  • Employment litigation and dispute resolution
  • Health and life sciences

Practice notes

Jessie qualified in 2005 and is a Principal Associate in our Human Resources Practice Group. Jessie specialises in both employment law and business immigration.

Her contentious experience includes defending cases (for public and private sector clients) involving large scale equal pay claims and high value claims based on discrimination of all types, whistleblowing, unfair and/or wrongful dismissals and breach of contract. Jessie has experience dealing with claims resulting from the non-selection of candidates both for initial appointment/promotion and claims which carry significant reputational risks for clients. Jessie has also successfully defended complex discrimination claims and recovered wasted costs. Her non-contentious experience includes day to day HR/ER advice, managing complex investigations, disciplinaries and grievances, executive terminations, sickness and absence management and business restructuring/redundancies. Her clients include well known multi-national businesses, FTSE 100 companies and Global organisations. She also regularly provides training to public and private sector clients on a variety of employment law topics and will lead on the design on bespoke training plans for staff.

Jessie is also an immigration specialist and works with a number of private sector and NHS clients on strategic and practical issues arising from international recruitment. Jessie's work includes obtaining permission for applicants to live and work in the UK, advising on employer obligations as registered sponsors and regularly submits applications under the Points Based System. Jessie has experience in handling queries regarding the prevention of illegal working and immigration issues arising from the recruitment process. Jessie often provides immigration training to clients and prepares articles for sector specific publications.

As a dual practitioner, Jessie splits her time equally between employment and immigration advice.