Lydia Christie, legal director (employment law), Howard Kennedy LLP

Lydia Christie

legal director (Employment law), Howard Kennedy LLP

Lydia will address how the #Metoo or #Ustoo movements have affected the hospitality industry and how to protect your workforce and your business.


Lydia Christie is a Legal Director advising on the full range of employment law issues, both contentious and non-contentious, from recruitment through to termination of employment. Lydia is an experienced, expert employment lawyer who is adept at advising businesses and senior individuals on all aspects of employment law.

Lydia is part of the Howard Kennedy’s Retail and Leisure sector group and regularly advises restaurants on their employment law issues, including working time regulations compliance, dress codes and associated pay and discrimination issues, as well as service charge/tipping practices. Her work with large international retailers includes advice on strategic HR issues such as GDPR compliance and modern slavery reporting. She assists clients with bringing and defending claims in the Employment Tribunal, particularly high value and complex claims including whistleblowing claims. She drafts and advises on senior-level service agreements, contracts of employment, consultancy agreements, staff handbooks, policies, and procedures. Additionally, Lydia works closely with clients on disciplinary, grievance and redundancy procedures, while also advising on termination issues, including settlement agreements and post-termination restrictive covenants.

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