Rights at Work

Your rights as a worker, in employment or self employed.

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  • read more on Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What are my rights?

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What are my rights?

    In response to a huge increase in calls to our helpline about the coronavirus, we have created a new FAQ page on employment rights. Covering questions such as, 'I'm pregnant, can my employer force me to come to work?', 'I'm worried about catching the virus, do I have to go to work?', 'Am I allowed to take time off to look after my children now that the schools have shut down?'.

  • read more on Brexit – what happens next?

    Brexit – what happens next?

    As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is officially no longer an EU Member State. But the UK has now entered an implementation period (IP) ending on 31 December 2020 during which it is treated as a Member State for many purposes. The UK continues to be governed by EU law and be […]

  • read more on Changing from full to part time hours – protection against less favourable treatment

    Changing from full to part time hours – protection against less favourable treatment

    If you work full-time, you don’t have the right to switch to part-time or vice versa, your employer needs to agree (see our pages on Flexible working).  If you do change from full to part time hours, you should not be treated less favourably either in the benefits you receive or your pay (you should […]

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  • read more on Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What are my rights?

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What are my rights?

    In response to a huge increase in calls to our helpline about the coronavirus, we have created a new FAQ page on employment rights. Covering questions such as, 'I'm pregnant, can my employer force me to come to work?', 'I'm worried about catching the virus, do I have to go to work?', 'Am I allowed to take time off to look after my children now that the schools have shut down?'.

  • read more on Brexit – what happens next?

    Brexit – what happens next?

    As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is officially no longer an EU Member State. But the UK has now entered an implementation period (IP) ending on 31 December 2020 during which it is treated as a Member State for many purposes. The UK continues to be governed by EU law and be […]

  • read more on The Law when a Collective Bargaining Agreement Changes your Contract

    The Law when a Collective Bargaining Agreement Changes your Contract

    A collective bargaining agreement is an agreement between an employer and a trade union. This allows an employer to agree with the union the terms and conditions of employment (and possibly other matters) in relation to employees who are covered by the agreement. The general position is that where a provision of a collective agreement […]

  • read more on Changing from full to part time hours – protection against less favourable treatment

    Changing from full to part time hours – protection against less favourable treatment

    If you work full-time, you don’t have the right to switch to part-time or vice versa, your employer needs to agree (see our pages on Flexible working).  If you do change from full to part time hours, you should not be treated less favourably either in the benefits you receive or your pay (you should […]

  • read more on Summary of maternity, paternity and parental rights and remedies

    Summary of maternity, paternity and parental rights and remedies

    SUMMARY OF MATERNITY, PATERNITY AND PARENTAL RIGHTS This table sets out the minimum your employer is required to do to comply with the law. Your employer might offer more than this contractually, so please always also check the documents you have been provided by your employer to see what they say about your rights in this area. […]