Naeema Choudry is a partner at Eversheds Sutherland, a global provider of legal and other services. She is an expert on equality law and heads up the firm’s discrimination and employment litigation practices. Naeema advises on all aspects of employment law for clients in the public and private sector, including for a number of large employers who are household names. She has particular experience of dealing with clients in the consumer, nuclear and aerospace industries. Naeema regularly works in a cross border environment. She is currently advising clients on how to prepare for ethnicity pay reporting and regularly speaks and writes on the subject.
In 2013, Naeema was appointed a fee paid Employment Tribunal Judge sitting in the Midlands (West) Region. In November 2019 Naeema was appointed to sit as a Deputy Chair in the Central Arbitration Committee adjudging on collective employment disputes.
Naeema is also Co-Partner sponsor of the Eversheds Sutherland ethnicity network, Verve. She also sits on the steering committee of the firm’s Gender Network and the firm’s Inclusion Council which is chaired by the CEO. In addition, Naeema is a Trustee of the Eversheds Sutherland Charitable Trust and is an Ambassador for Women on Boards. In January 2021 Naeema was recognised for her major contribution to the legal profession for diversity and inclusion in the Women of Influence and Power in Law UK Awards – Class of 2021.
Naeema is delighted to join Business in the Community’s (BITC) Race Equality Leadership Team to continue her work and passion for equality, diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
About Business in the Community’s Race Equality Leadership Team
Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.
The purpose of BITC’s Race Equality Leadership Team is to support employers to help break down the barriers that prevent the progression of ethnic minorities in their workplaces and show how an inclusive organisation better serves its customers, clients and communities.
Find out more about BITC’s work on race equality.