“Alex Harvey provided me with outstanding support in my tribunal claim: she was professional, responsive and great to deal with." — senior executive from marketing agency
Alex Harvey joined Constantine Law in December 2022 and is an assistant solicitor in our employment department. Alex is very experienced in acting for Claimants (especially) and Respondents in Employment Tribunal claims, especially in relation to claims for discrimination under the Equality Act as well as for unfair dismissal. Alex qualified in 2021 but was a paralegal in a London employment department prior to qualification. Alex supports the employment and regulatory team in their client work and is highly responsive in her approach.
Alex trained as a solicitor at a West End firm before qualifying in 2021. She joined Constantine Law in December 2022.
Alex is experienced in acting for senior executives in the advertising and financial services sectors, particularly in Employment Tribunal cases involving unfair dismissal, whistleblowing and intersectional discrimination. She has worked on cases concerning sensitive issues such as sexual harassment, the menopause and “reverse discrimination”. Alex also has experience drafting grievances, negotiating settlements and advising on settlement agreements. She finds it rewarding to support her clients by transforming their challenging circumstances into positive outcomes.
Alex is also adept at advising employer clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters, including defending Employment Tribunal proceedings, preparing contracts and staff handbooks, conducting disciplinary proceedings and internal investigations.
Representing both sides of the table and has afforded Alex a valuable insight into the motivations and pressure points of her opponents and she is able to use her tactical expertise to ensure favourable outcomes.
Career highlights include:
Winning a landmark Employment Tribunal discrimination case where it was successfully proved that two male advertising executives were discriminated against on the grounds of their sex;
Proving at a Preliminary Hearing that an advertising client met the legal definition of being disabled on the grounds of depression and anxiety;
Helping secure a significant settlement for a senior executive at an asset management firm in a matter which involved whistleblowing over breaches of FCA regulations;
Successfully defending a financial services client against a whistleblowing Employment Tribunal claim;
Advising numerous individuals from a sanctioned bank when the business closed down its London office; and
Assisting an advertising agency to carry out an internal investigation into serious allegations of sex and race discrimination.
In her spare time Alex enjoys yoga, long walks in nature and spending time in France.