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Emily Plosker

Managing Associate

Emily started her career as an employment lawyer with BDBF when she qualified in 2012. 

Emily is recognised by Chambers UK 2024 as an Associate to Watch. Previous editions describe her as: “extremely conscientious…organised and she really cares about her clients” and  “outstanding – she has first-rate knowledge of the law and she has very good client care skills.

During the past 10 years, Emily has gained a wide range of employment litigation experience, acting for both employees and employers in the Employment Tribunal, in discrimination, unfair dismissal and whistleblowing cases in the legal and financial services, private equity and media sectors.  Whilst she is an experienced litigator, she is an expert in negotiating favourable and confidential settlements on behalf of her clients which avoid the need to start employment tribunal or court proceedings.  

Emily advises both employers and employees on dismissals, redundancies, settlement agreements, employment contracts and restrictive covenants. 

On the employee side, Emily supports senior employees in grievances and disciplinary proceedings.  Emily’s particular focus is advising senior women returning to work after maternity leave and in whistleblowing, pay and bonus disputes. 

For employers, Emily has assisted with conducting independent grievance investigations and regularly advises HR professionals and SMEs with resolving work related disputes.  She also delivers training, and most recently delivered HR focused training at a French Chamber of Commerce event.  

She is recognised as having a pragmatic and commercial approach by her clients.

Clients have said the following about Emily: 

Recent cases include:

  • representing a number of women in a joint discrimination, unfair dismissal and equal pay claim against a financial services institution;
  • acting for a whistleblower against a global real estate company/fintech start-up firm; and 
  • settling a dispute for an individual who had recently been dismissed following a period of adoption leave. 

Emily is a fluent French speaker and advises francophones (individuals and corporates) on UK employment law issues.

Française par affiliation, Emily conseille les Franç et Francophones sur la législation du travail au Royaume Uni.

Emily lives in Palmers Green with her family and is the Trustee of Scene & Heard.