Contributor: Andrea Ward

Andrea Ward, Associate, Hogan & Hartson, London

Andrea Ward

Andrea Ward is an experienced employment litigation specialist, offering advice and support to employers on a full range of claims and settlement negotiations. In relation to these, Andrea has extensive knowledge of claims for unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, discrimination (on the grounds of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, age, and religion or belief) harassment, victimisation, unlawful deductions from wages, and breach of contract.

Andrea advises employers and individuals on all aspects of their employment rights and obligations, and prepares employment documentation, including contracts and service agreements, and policies and procedures.

Andrea has a particular interest in data protection/privacy issues, and regularly advises on the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and the EC Directive 95/46/EC. Andrea advises clients on a range of data protection issues involving whistle-blowing hotlines, employee travel policies, and compliance with regulatory and money laundering reporting requirements. She also provides advice on data protection issues relevant to corporate transactions, management of personal data, and the transfer of data outside the European Economic Area.

Andrea is a contributor to Hogan and Hartson’s Privacy Update and was recently involved in the Employment Lawyers’ Association working party response to consultation on the BSI’s draft standard on management of personal information.

Consulting with Employees on Pension Changes
Andrea Ward of Hogan & Hartson focuses on an employer’s obligations to consult employees over proposed changes to its pension scheme and considers the impact of recent decisions taken by...