Naeema Choudry is a partner in the Human Resources Practice Group. Naeema advises on all aspects of employment law acting primarily on behalf of large scale employers who are household names. She has particular experience of dealing with clients in the consumer, nuclear and aerospace industries.
Naeema heads up our discrimination practice and recent experience includes successfully defending a client in a tribunal claim involving over two hundred allegations of discrimination, providing equality and diversity training for the whole of the workforce of a leading public sector organisation; advising on grievances relating to historical claims of sexual harassment and guiding clients through the gender and ethnicity pay reporting processes.
Naeema is an highly experienced Employment Tribunal litigator who has been appearing regularly in Tribunals throughout the UK since her qualification as a solicitor in 1995. Naeema also advises clients on cases in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and in the Court of Appeal.
Naeema also advises on executive terminations, whistleblowing, large scale redundancies, TUPE, contractual disputes and discrimination issues. Naeema regularly works in a cross border environment.
Naeema is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences. She contributes to a variety of publications and broadcast media. She is also featured in the Legal 500, Legal Experts and Chambers directories in which she is noted for her "articulate and professional manner" and "high level of competency in various areas, from tribunals, to pension issues, to discrimination" and as someone "you would want in your corner".
Naeema is also the Co-Chair of the Eversheds Sutherland BAME network and sits on the steering committees of the firm's gender network and Central D&I Group.
In 2013, Naeema was appointed a fee paid Employment Tribunal Judge sitting in the Midlands (West) Region. In November 2019 Naeema was appointed to sit as a Deputy Chair of the Central Arbitration Committee dealing with collective labour law issues.