C. F. W. Manning II

Fred Manning is a partner in the firm’s Columbia office. He has extensive experience litigating employment law matters involving civil rights, contracts, and wrongful termination claims.

He regularly provides advice and assistance to employers regarding the drafting and enforcement of restrictive covenants, employment contracts and corrective action. Fred has assisted employers throughout the United States in union related matters.

He also has extensive experience in representing private colleges and universities in matters relating to employment and faculty and student issues.

Fred is the author of “Public Policy Exception Open to Possible Expansion in Employment At-Will Situations” 48 S.C.L. Rev. 133 (1996). He is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law.

While in law school, he served as the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the South Carolina Law Review. Fred is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and he has been listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2013.

Fred has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2012 and he was recognized as a Litigation - ERISA Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for 2014. In 2015, he was named to Columbia Business Monthly’s Legal Elites of the Midlands. He is a member and former president of the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court and former chair of the South Carolina Bar’s Labor and Employment Law Section.

Fisher & Phillips LLP

Established in 1948, FISHER & PHILLIPS LLP is one of the country’s oldest and largest firms devoted exclusively to representing employers in labor, employment, wage-hour, workplace safety and health, employee benefits, and business immigration law. Our depth and breadth of experience in these niche areas are unsurpassed.

Our practice includes counseling and defending employers under all major federal and state labor, employment, employee benefits, workplace safety and health, and business immigration laws and regulations including, among others: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Americans With Disabilities Act, The Civil Rights Act, Title VII, The Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act, The Employee Polygraph Protection Act, The Employee Retirement Income Security Act, The Equal Pay Act, The Fair Credit Reporting Act, The Fair Labor Standards Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, The Immigration Reform and Control Act, The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, The National Labor Relations Act, The Railway Labor Act, and The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

Our lawyers practice in federal and state courts throughout the United States and are admitted to the bars of most states. In addition to representing employers in traditional litigation, we also represent employers in federal, state and local administrative proceedings, mediation and arbitration, collective bargaining and administration of collective bargaining agreements, and informally in resolving threatened claims prior to the institution of formal proceedings.

As a result of our representation of employers in traditional litigation and formal claims proceedings, we have acquired considerable expertise in developing and implementing policies, practices, and procedures to help employers minimize or avoid the occurrence of employment-related claims, the risk of liability from such claims, or other forces that may interfere with employer rights.

We represent small, medium and large clients in a wide variety of industries. Our clients range from sole proprietorships to multi-national conglomerates. They are located throughout the United States, with concentrations of clients located around each of our offices.

Our thirty-one offices are located in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Gulfport, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles Louisville, Memphis, New Jersey, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland (ME), Portland (OR), San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington, D.C.


South Carolina Employment Law Reference Guide