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Sejal is a Partner and Head of Employment, advising employers and employees on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. She qualified in 1998.

“Sejal is very helpful; she understands our business really well and she offers practical solutions.” “She is a great pleasure to deal with, she is absolutely superb in her judgement and she has so much experience that she knows which bits of evidence the tribunal will be interested in.” Chambers and Partners UK 2022

“She is always responsive to queries, goes above and beyond and provides the most exceptional customer service.” “She’s really brilliant and very knowledgeable.” “She’s a pleasure to deal with; she provides excellent advice and outstanding support.” Chambers and Partners 2021

‘Sejal Raja offers notable experience representing employers in employment tribunal and High Court proceedings. Interviewees describe her as “a pleasure to work with – insightful, helpful and very good with clients,” and further praise her “commercial acumen and ability to appreciate the business realities of a situation.” Chambers and Partners 2020

Sejal Raja enjoys a healthy reputation among her clients, being described as ‘really fantastic’ and ‘an excellent employment lawyer.’ Chambers and Partners 2018

Sejal Raja is an experienced litigator, assisting clients with complex tribunal cases related to all forms of discrimination. Clients say she is ‘clear and articulate in her advice, exceptionally dedicated and responsive to our needs, and has given pragmatic assistance at all times.’ Chambers and Partners 2017

Areas of Expertise

Sejal advises on all aspects of employment law, including drafting and negotiating employment contracts, disciplinary and grievance procedures, dismissal and redundancy, whistleblowing claims, discrimination claims and equal pay disputes.

She has extensive experience in conducting litigation in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court, in particular in the area of discrimination having been involved in the high profile pregnancy litigation for the Ministry of Defence – 1995.

Sejal also has significant experience in non-contentious matters including advising on the preparation of contracts, handbooks, enforcement of restrictive convenants and confidentiality obligations, disciplinary and grievance procedures, dismissal and redundancy, and advising in relation to the application of TUPE.

In addition, Sejal has experience in dealing with data protection issues for employers under the GDPR and can assist organisations with ensuring that they are compliant with the GDPR.

Sejal also works closely with our Tax and Private Client team, providing employment advice to high net worth clients in relation to employment issues, including but not limited to negotiating severance packages.

Sejal has developed expertise in advising clients on employee status and the implications of IR35. She has litigated claims against HMRC in the Tax Tribunal.

Experience

Seminars and publications

Sejal runs workshops and training for HR managers and senior managers on redundancy programmes, performance management, recruitment, managing ill-health absence, stress at work claims, disciplinary and grievance issues and equal opportunities.

Sejal speaks at a number of external conferences, and has been invited to present seminars at the Employment Lawyers Association’s annual conference on constructive unfair dismissal, the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) conferences, the Health and Wellbeing Conference, Lexis Nexis and CLT.

Sejal has written a number of articles for publications including Charity Times, the ELA briefing and Workplace Law Net, Health Service Journal, Care Times in addition to producing the department’s briefings and email alerts for clients.

Notable cases include:

  • Cannock v Ministry of Defence
  • Meredith v Ministry of Defence
  • Moyhing v Barts and London NHS Trust and Others
  • Kalubowila v Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Mr XX v UKBA
  • Bannon v Community Service Volunteers and another
  • Rackham v NHS Professionals Ltd UK EAT/0110/15

Client Sectors

Sejal acts for clients in a number of different sectors, including health, charities, care homes, GP practices, hotel and leisure, manufacturing, property, financial services and technologies.

Membership

Employers Law Association
The Law Society