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Portrait of Sonia Gaddu
Areas of expertise: Employment


Sonia is an associate in the employment team, based in the Birmingham office. She is also a member of the firm’s specialist Police Federation team.

She advises staff associations and their members on a broad range of both contentious and non-contentious employment law matters, including discrimination, whistleblowing, harassment and statutory debt claims.

Sonia qualified as a solicitor in 2018 and joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2020. She is a member of the firm’s race and faith subcommittee.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising a claimant on a complex whistleblowing claim.
  • Representing a claimant in a disability discrimination claim.
  • Advising police officers on statutory debt claims relating to payments owed under the Police Regulations.
  • Advising on sick pay decisions and detriments arising during the ill health retirement process.
  • Advising on civil claims for harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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