Equality and Anti-Discrimination Lawyers

Honza Cervenka is a solicitor of England & Wales and works on a wide variety of our cases on both sides of the Atlantic, including civil, employment, and data protection litigation in the UK, and Title VII and Title IX discrimination cases in the US. Due to his background in IT, he works on the technical aspects of helping people whose reputations have been attacked online.

Honza is a member of our ConsentLawyers team and frequently speaks on the challenges that victims of online harassment and image-based sexual abuse face when they seek justice against the perpetrators.

Honza grew up in the Czech Republic until he won a scholarship to study at the United World College of the Adriatic in Italy. He then received his B.A. cum laude in Music and International Studies at Macalester College in Minnesota, USA. While in Minnesota, Honza worked in the law offices of Jeff Anderson & Associates for two years, where he assisted in numerous lawsuits against child sex abusers. He completed his legal studies at the University of Law, Bloomsbury.

As a teenager, Honza was a frequent lecturer in Computer Science courses for the public at the Technical University of Ostrava. Outside office hours, he is an enthusiastic photographer, conductor and singer.

Case experience

  • Representing group of current and former employees of a major hospital network in a sex and race discrimination suit pending in the Southern District of New York (Atkinson et al v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al, 1:19-cv-03779).
  • Secured a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a high-level female executive subjected to sex discrimination at a major global financial institution.
  • Represented a Sikh couple, Sandeep and Reena Mander, in their landmark race discrimination claim against their local authority relating to their attempted adoption of a child.
  • Represented students in complaints against their universities for the way their sexual harassment and disability discrimination complaints were handled.
  • Represented a victim of upskirting in a claim against the perpetrator’s employer.
  • Advised employers and employees on navigating the exits of senior employees in contentious situations involving cross-jurisdiction competition and restrictive covenant issues, potential theft of confidential commercial data, whistleblowing, race and sex discrimination and harassment.

Foreign language(s)

  • Czech
  • Slovak

I will always be grateful for your unwavering support of me. Equally, I will always be grateful for showing me how to find my voice and strength.

Title IX case against UCLA, client confidential

It was such a weight off our shoulders; suddenly somebody else with a lot more experience was managing the case.

Sandeep Mander, Mander v. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

We really thought that there was nothing that anybody could do for us. We were wrong.

Dr Celeste Kidd, Aslin et al v. University of Rochester et al

To get the result you got you must be as tough with your legal opposites as you are kind and understanding to your clients.

AOA client, confidential

Compared with other law firms I’ve worked with, no one matches the combination that McO has of experience, brilliance, ferocious fighting and deep empathy for their clients.

Dr Holly Atkinson, Atkinson et al v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al

Because my case could not bear public scrutiny, a very powerful institution used massive financial resources to try to crush me for asking for my disability rights. This was a huge mistake, as they didn’t know that I would obtain McO representation. I couldn’t ask for better representation.

Disability Rights client, confidential

I would like to say from bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you to all the team. Now I can go and forget my former employer. God bless you all.

Unfair Dismissal client, confidential