Sarika is a UK-qualified specialist employment lawyer specialising in employment law and investigations, with particular emphasis on the tech sector. She has over 13 years of experience advising companies on complex employment matters, transactions, investigations, and cultural assessments.
Before joining Bellevue Law, Sarika worked as an EMEA Employment Investigator, as part of the International Employment Law and Investigations team, at the London offices of American multinational tech conglomerate Meta, where she conducted cross-border employment investigations and cultural assessments.
Prior to joining Meta, Sarika trained and qualified at global law firm Dentons and practiced as an employment lawyer at top-tier US firm, Gibson Dunn. During her time at both Meta and Gibson Dunn, Sarika set up various diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and provided training in diversity and various employment law issues.
Sarika is particularly adept at handling sensitive investigations involving various issues such as race and sex discrimination, harassment, bullying, integrity issues and other internal policy violations. She has experience conducting cross-jurisdictional, multi-respondent investigations across North America, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Sarika also serves clients as an employment law advisor, with experience in representing parties in Employment Tribunal claims, advising on employment hires, drafting employment documents, advising and supporting clients through redundancy processes and advising on disciplinary and grievance procedures.
She is also a skilled employment litigator, who has defended several Employment Tribunal claims based on unfair dismissal and discrimination, with the majority being settled or struck out before the hearing. She was also Lead Associate for five years in the legal team which secured the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe from imprisonment in Iran.
Prior to entering the world of law, Sarika worked in strategy consulting.