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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 


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Legal 500 2017: The Employment Team were recognised as a leading Team in the West Midlands.

"FBC Manby Bowdler LLP’s ‘extremely professional and responsive’ employment lawyers ‘have a strong reputation as a team that can get the job done’; particular areas of focus include tribunal work, TUPE advice and senior contract management for manufacturing and private school clients. 

Tracy Worthington and Julia Fitzsimmons, who joined from George Green LLP in July 2016, lead the team, which acted for a large manufacturing group in connection with a complex matter concerning a high-value employee taking a significant period of time off work due to extreme stress and being sectioned under the Mental Health Act – this matter was eventually resolved through a settlement agreement." 

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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