Institution/Company: Thompsons Solicitors
Areas of Interest: Law
Keywords: law Employment Discrimination Equality policy Campaigns
Jillian Merchant is a Solicitor in Glasgow, practising in the areas of employment, discrimination and professional disciplinary defence.
Jillian is instructed by trades unions on behalf of their members and has experience representing workers who have suffered discrimination at work.
Having previously worked in the Scottish Parliament, and for the Scottish Government, Jillian is interested in public policy and is regularly involved in strategic litigation. She is committed to using the law as an instrument of social change.
Jillian provides regular comment for print and broadcast media on her areas of expertise.Jillian enjoys reading, playing cello, running and cooking.
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