International law firm Eversheds has been appointed by leading food and facilities management services provider, Sodexo to advise on employment issues in the UK following a competitive process.
Employing over 43,000 staff in the UK and Ireland, Sodexo provides facilities management and catering services to a number of large companies in the corporate, healthcare, education, defence and leisure sectors.
The appointment will involve the conduct of Employment Tribunal claims on behalf of Sodexo and providing non-contentious and strategic employment law advice.
Gareth John, General Counsel at Sodexo UK & Ireland, commented:
“We were particularly impressed with Eversheds’ integrated approach to the employment issues that face our business. The team clearly demonstrated its expertise in the industry as well as understanding the needs and operational dynamics of Sodexo.”
Leading the Eversheds team, Employment partner, Simon Tytherleigh added:
“This appointment is testament to our tried and tested approach to managing Employment Tribunal claims which delivers greater certainty of outcome and cost. It also demonstrates our strength and depth in dealing with strategic employment issues for complex, large organisations.”