At the beginning of her career, Ranjit spent four years dealing with coal miner claims for vibration white finger, before becoming a chartered legal executive in 2007 and qualifying as a solicitor in 2013.
Since 2006, Ranjit has specialised in employment law, covering claims involving discrimination, unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal, redundancy, whistleblowing, wages, breach of contract, TUPE and collective issues such as protective award claims.
Ranjit handles an impressive caseload of complex employment law matters and deals with all types of employment tribunals, from inception to completion for a number of trade unions, for whose members Ranjit has won countless claims.
As well as having client responsibility for BFAWU in the Yorkshire and Humber and the North East regions, Ranjit regularly advises trade unions, provides training for union representatives and writes legal updates, including for Thompsons’ own publication, the Labour and European Law Review.
Ranjit particularly enjoys helping those claimants who could not otherwise afford a solicitor, to secure an optimum outcome and is proud to be a Thompsons’ employee because the firm works alongside trade unions to ensure employment rights are upheld.
Outside of work, Ranjit spends as much time as possible outdoors, has completed a number of half marathons and climbed Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike.
Ranjit's case experience
- Won a reinstatement for Paul Whittaker after he was unfairly dismissed following three employment tribunal hearings. The employer subsequently refused to reinstate and launched an appeal before settling the claim, resulting in the maximum 52 weeks earnings award for the council’s failure to comply with the reinstatement order, plus interest from the date payment should have been made. The council was also made to pay Thompsons’ costs, which is very rare in employment tribunal hearings.
- Represented a group of 61 Unite members consisting of electricians, construction workers and plumbers who were made redundant by employers Syncro Ltd and Syncro Capital Ltd in 2007. The company employed 44 Unite members at its Gateshead site who were awarded an average of £32,000 each after a Newcastle employment tribunal ruled in August 2008 that they were unfairly dismissed. A Glasgow employment tribunal ruled that the remaining 17 Paisley depot members were also unfairly dismissed, with the workers awarded an average of £42,000 each.
Ranjit is a member of the Industrial Law Society and the Newcastle Employment Tribunal User Group.