Some of London's largest finance firms should brace for a barrage of lawsuits from staff over discrimination and unfair treatment during the coronavirus lockdown, City lawyers have warned.

Employment lawyers told Financial News that they expect to see a spike in complaints from finance workers over unfair treatment and health and safety concerns amid the global pandemic that has killed more than 41,000 in the UK so far.

Alex Bearman appears in Financial News discussing employment law and the treatment of employees in the financial sector. 

City braces for spike in discrimination disputes from Covid-19 crisis is available to read on the Financial News website via subscription. 

Alex is a partner in the employment team, acting for both employers and employees. He specialises in all areas of contentious employment law, including unfair dismissal, discriminationwhistleblowing and breach of contract, and has experience of dealing with claims brought in the courts as well as in the Employment Tribunal. He also represents clients involved in discrimination claims outside of the employment field.