Looking for HR advice you can trust? You’re in the right place

Running your own team is rewarding, but we know you'd rather be getting on with business than be buried in paperwork.  Whether it’s a quick chat about an employee return to work form, or long-term support with an employment tribunal representation, we’re here for you, so you can spend more time doing what you do best

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We’re here 24/7

Don't lose sleep. Access unlimited, round-the-clock advice from our HR advice line, staffed by employment solicitors in the UK.** From contracts to policies, we’re by your side to answer your questions, so you can get back to business.

**Legal advice lines are open 24/7. Legal claims available between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.

We speak your language

No legal jargon, just the facts. Compliance is confusing enough, which is why if you’ve got a question, our experienced employment solicitors are only a phone call away.

Paperwork made easy

Our experts have done all the hard work for you. All you need to do is search our online Legal Hub, download the fully-compliant template and customise it. It’s as easy as that!

Save thousands in employment tribunal cover

Our specialist and experienced employment solicitors and barristers are ready to represent you if you're facing an employment tribunal, with cover of up to £100,000 per claim.* We’re behind you every step of the way.

* Subject to policy terms and conditions being satisfied. Exclusions apply.

Get it right the first time

Hiring your first employee? Don’t want to spend hours searching for the right employment documents? We've made it simple to manage and grow your team, whether you have one employee or 100.

Dreading difficult conversations?

We know your small business is a close-knit team, so challenging situations like performance reviews, grievances or disciplinaries can be tough. Don’t worry - we'll help you through it with expert advice.

Tailored to your team

No two small businesses are the same. If you're managing lone workers, remote employees, temporary staff or pregnant workers, access advice you can trust on a range of employment scenarios.

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FSB Employment Protection terms and conditions

* Subject to policy terms and conditions being satisfied. Exclusions apply. 

**Legal advice lines are open 24/7. Legal claims available between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. 

Pursuit of an action is not covered. 

For memberships that start after 1 November 2020, there is no cover for claims where redundancy, alleged redundancy or unfair selection for redundancy occurs within 180 days of the start of membership. 

Cover is conditional upon you taking the following actions (this list is non-exhaustive): 

You must seek and follow advice from the legal advice line in respect of the situations specified in the insurance policy. Namely prior to carrying out any disciplinary procedure, dismissal process, conducting pre-termination negotiations, dismissal, redundancy programme, redundancy or proposing or making any adverse alteration to an employee’s terms and conditions of employment and prior to notifying an employee of their intended retirement date or retiring the employee. You must also seek advice from the Legal Advice Line before accepting a resignation, immediately an employee walks out or raises a grievance or if you receive formally or informally a complaint relating to discrimination, victimisation or harassment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. 

Can you help me with the furlough scheme?

We've been supporting our members throughout the COVID-19 crisis with the latest employment advice and guidance, including government schemes like the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. 

What can you help me with?

Our on-demand employment documents cover a range of topics, all written by employment experts and updated regularly. We can advise on: 

✔️ Employee contracts and policies 
✔️ Performance and disciplinary matters 
✔️ Ex-employees and tribunal actions 
✔️ Firing and dismissal 
✔️ Managing employers 
✔️ Recruitment 
✔️ Redundancy, lay-offs and transfers of workers  
✔️ Resignation and retirement  
✔️ Transfer of employees/business 

Why are employment contracts so important?

✔️ Legal requirement to provide a written contract (known as a statement of particulars of employment). 
✔️ Setting expectations about the relationship between you and your employee, like shift patterns, holiday entitlements and other policies. 
✔️  Evidence of employee’s terms and conditions, reducing the risk of disputes and employment tribunals. 

That’s why we offer our members easy to use templates for contracts, policies, letters and more to download - all at no extra cost

Want this benefit for your business?

FSB Employment Protection is just one of a suite of benefits included with FSB membership to help support, protect and grow your business. FSB members can find contact details for this benefit by logging into their dashboard and selecting FSB Employment Protection from the "My Benefits" section. You can also access this benefit directly from your FSB member app

Membership starts from £147 per year with a £30 joining fee in the first year.

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Latest resources from FSB Employment Protection

End of furlough: What you need to know
Article Mon, 02 August 2021

End of furlough: What you need to know

The furlough scheme will end on 30 September 2021. From changing contracts to alternatives to redundancy, find out what you need to do as an employer.

Business Basics: Hiring your first employee
Document Tue, 11 May 2021

Business Basics: Hiring your first employee

Ready to take the first steps to expand your team, but don’t know where to begin? We’ll take you through the process of how to employ someone, whether you’re a sole trader or limited company, so you can get it right from day one.

Employment tribunals: How to protect your business
Article Wed, 24 March 2021

Employment tribunals: How to protect your business

Our guide covers the common causes of employment trials and what your first steps should be if you find yourself faced with one.

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