Oliver has extensive experience of the full range of unfair dismissal claims, acting for both employers and employees. He regularly advises approved persons and those that are regulated by professional bodies.
Oliver is instructed by a broad range of private and public sector clients, but has particular expertise dealing with the banking sector, healthcare and media/entertainment industries.
- Stroud v Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust – Successfully representing an NHS Trust in a claim of constructive dismissal.
- R v A – Representing a marketing agency in an unfair dismissal claim against the background of threatened minority shareholder proceedings.
- Chindove v Morrison Supermarkets Plc (No 2)  UKEAT/0076/17JOJ – An appeal on whether an employee had affirmed his contract of employment.
- McWilliams v Citibank NA – Successfully acting for an FX trader against a major UK bank in a 10 day case where the employee was dismissed for breach of confidentiality.
- Bennett v Jamaica Tourist Board – Successfully acting on behalf of an employee dismissed for comments on Facebook. The action involved cross examining the High Commissioner of Jamaica.
- A v B – Successfully advising an employee on his claim of unfair dismissal against a government of a British Occupied Territory which asserted that it had “state immunity”.
- Lasseter v DWP – Successfully obtaining an order of re-engagement on behalf of an employee unfairly dismissed by the Department for Work and Pensions on the grounds of capability.
- Holt v RES on Site Limited  UKEAT 0410_13_2702 –Successfully resisting an unfair dismissal appeal where dismissing officer and appeal officer would not have reached the same conclusion on dismissal. The EJ found dismissal fair.
- Advising employees of major public schools on allegations of misconduct.
Oliver is frequently involved in cases where serious discrimination is alleged and acts for employers and employees alike. He has particular expertise in dealing with disability cases and dealing with those who suffer from depression/anxiety and stress.
- Visram v ICTS  EWCA Civ 2020 – Successfully representing Mr Visram in this long running dispute with his former employer. The claim involved the inter-relationship between the entitlement to long term disability benefits, the right to dismiss and disability discrimination;
- Puar v Duncan Lewis Solicitors – Successfully representing a firm of solicitors accused of discrimination by a trainee. Oliver represented the Respondent in the EAT  UKEAT/0175/19/RN and also in the ET.
- Chandraharan v St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Successfully representing a hospital trust accused of race discrimination/unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal following allegations made against the Claimant of unwanted sexual advances.
- Hasiba Hamoud v Spencer Private Hospitals Ltd – Successfully acting for a hospital accused of race/religious discrimination by a consultant who had her private practising privileges removed.
- Smith v Gartner UK Ltd  UKEAT/0279/15/LA– An appeal against the striking out of a Claimant’s claim of discrimination. The claim arose from the failure to pay permanent health insurance benefits until an amended retirement age of 65yrs old.
- Gayle v Z2K & Others – Acting for a part-time judge of the EAT accused of disability discrimination. Oliver was able to have the claim against the judge struck out.
- Alukpe v South Thames College – Successfully acting for a sixth form college accused of race discrimination, harassment, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, equal pay (amongst other claims) which lasted 18 days.
- Hosso v ECM Ltd  (No 2) EWCA Civ 1589 – Successfully appearing on behalf of European Credit Management Ltd in the defence of a £4m equal pay/sex discrimination claim by a former employee.
- Representing an employer in a case involving perceived disability discrimination.
- Representing an employer in defending claims of associative discrimination.