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Employment Law For Employers

Employment problems can be unpredictable. By getting to know you and your business, we can tailor our service to suit your needs and your named points of contact will always be on hand to handle any situations which may arise.

We pride ourselves in offering flexibility to our clients and are therefore happy to work together with you in order to create the best support package to suit your needs, help you to comply with employment legislation and best practice, reduce your employment risk within the business and manage your workforce efficiently.

We offer a range of pricing options, such as:

  • Clear and transparent cost information at a fixed cost on specific or defined projects, such as redundancy or restructuring exercises, tribunal claims or settlement agreements.
  • Pay as you go employment advice meaning you only pay for the work that you need, charged at our hourly rates, but usually subject to a costs cap so no nasty cost surprises.
  • Fixed cost solutions for your HR and employment needs, including contracts, policies, and unlimited HR advice – read our dedicated HR Services pages for more information.

Our expert Employment Team can provide advice in relation to:

* Bespoke document review and drafting  * Minute taking at hearings 
* Contracts, handbooks and policies * Occupational health assessments
* Data Protection Law * Ready to use HR documents
* Dealing with difficult employees  * Recruitment
* Disciplinaries and grievances
* Redundancy and restructuring
* Discrimination  * Restrictive covenants and confidentiality
* Employment tribunal claims  * Service agreements for Directors
* Executive recruitment and terminations                  * Settlement Agreements
* Flexible working * Trade disputes and strikes
* Insurance * Transfers of businesses and the obligations relating to the employees (TUPE)
* Maternity, paternity and adoption * Unfair and wrongful dismissal 


Led by Partner and employment law expert Tracy Worthington, the Employment Law Team is recommended in leading legal directories the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.

Legal 500 2016: The Employment Team were recognised as a leading Team in the West Midlands.

"FBC Manby Bowdler LLP has acted for local private schools and continues to grow its client base in manufacturing. A recent highlight was assisting a new start-up in the care industry with employee matters and zero-hour contracts. Tracy Worthington is ‘very professional and personable in her approach’."

Chambers UK 2016: The Employment Team were ranked in the Employment Category in the Midlands.

'Tracy Worthington leads the team and advises both individual employees and organisations. One source describes her as "very experienced and skilled." '

"You can pick up the phone and talk to someone any time." "The firm is very effective at conveying advice."

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