Ashley Serr acts for appellant nursery in religious discrimination case

February 13, 2019

Ashley Serr from Exchange Chambers, led by John Bowers QC, has successfully acted for the appellant nursery in the case of Gan Menachem v De Groen.

Ms de Groen was a teacher at the Gan Menachem nursery in Hendon.

In an important decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Swift J confirmed that in a religious discrimination case the treatment must have been caused by the employee’s belief. The employer’s belief is irrelevant.

Ashley Serr was instructed by Direct Law and Personnel in Leeds.

Ashley specialises in all aspects of employment law and appears in all Courts from the Employment Tribunal to the Supreme Court. He has been involved in some of the key cases in TUPE, equal pay, National Minimum Wage and discrimination over the last 10 years. His expertise in other related areas allows him to take a holistic approach to employment law. He has significant expertise in post termination restriction cases, directors disqualification, business immigration including (Tier 2 and 4 sponsorships) and Regulatory work.

His practice has grown immeasurably in recent years and now also encompasses contract disputes, restrictive covenant cases (involving employees, directors and shareholders) directors disqualification (both for directors and the Secretary of State) personal/corporate insolvency and judicial review.

Ashley is a member of the employment team at Exchange Chambers.