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Employees rights

Your rights at work to fair pay, to have time off for specific reasons, to be treated fairly and to receive special treatment when pregnant.

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  • Basic rights at workthis link opens in a new window

    Rights at work including time off work, health and safety, trade unions, harassment and discrimination, Sunday working and notice.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Your rights at workthis link opens in a new window

    Explains employment law. Includes pay and contracts of employment, working life and family-friendly policies, trouble at work, agencies, part timers, young workers, and enforcing your rights.

    From: WorkSMART - TUC

  • Employmentthis link opens in a new window

    Frequently asked questions about employment.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Pay and work rights helplinethis link opens in a new window

    Information and advice on the National Minimum Wage, Agricultural Minimum Wage, working time, employment agencies or gangmasters.

    From: Directgov

  • Parental rights at workthis link opens in a new window

    Right to maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave, statutory maternity pay, statutory paternity pay and statutory adoption pay and right to ask for flexible working after the birth of the baby.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • National Minimum Wagethis link opens in a new window

    Gives current rates and details about the National Minimum Wage.

    From: Directgov

  • Caring and workthis link opens in a new window

    Explains what support is available to help you juggle caring and work. Also looks at what your options are if you decide to leave work to care full time, or if you want to return to work after caring.

    From: Carers UK

  • Young people and employmentthis link opens in a new window

    Includes information on compulsory school age and employment rules for children and young people including permitted working hours and specific jobs such as babysitting and bar work.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Young workersthis link opens in a new window

    Explains what rights you have at work, and how to make sure you are being treated properly by your employer.

    From: Advicenow

  • Bullying at workthis link opens in a new window

    Bullying doesn't only happen to school kids, it shows its face in the workplace too. Information on what bullying is and how to combat it.

    From: TheSite

  • Migrant workers (PDF)this link opens in a new window

    Information on who is a migrant worker, rights at work for migrant workers and problems with employment agencies and gangmasters.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Working in the UK (PDF)this link opens in a new window

    This leaflet is for people coming to work in the UK from the eight new member countries of the European Union. It gives information about your legal rights while you work here.

    From: WorkSMART - TUC

  • Agency workersthis link opens in a new window

    Everyone at work has some basic rights. Answers frequently asked questions on terms and conditions for agency workers.

    From: WorkSMART - TUC

  • Monitoring at workthis link opens in a new window

    Information on employer?s right to monitor activities at work including phone and email communications and the use of CCTV.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Sickness at work (PDF)this link opens in a new window

    Information on taking time off work if you are sick; covering employer's refusal to pay, sickness whilst on leave and dismissal whilst sick.

    From: Adviceguide from Citizens Advice

  • Monitoring and internet policiesthis link opens in a new window

    Answers frequently asked questions about monitoring of your work by your employer and the legal position regarding the monitoring of your email and internet usage by your employer. Also gives some useful tips about what to do if you are worried about your internet usage at work.

    From: WorkSMART - TUC

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Answer yes or no to our questions and find out what your rights are and what you can do next.


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Rights At Work (PDF, 514 kb)

Are you being treated unfairly by your manager, facing suspension or the sack, or dealing with another work problem? Find out what your employer must and must not do.


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Rights for disabled people

You don't have to put up with discrimination or harassment because you have a disability. Find out your legal rights, and what to do if you are discriminated against.


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Racial discrimination

You don't have to put up with discrimination or harassment because of the colour of your skin or your ethnic group. Find out your legal rights, and what to do if you are discriminated against.

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