Work Problems

We give information and advice on facing problems at work.

  • read more on FAQs on Harassment, victimisation and discrimination

    FAQs on Harassment, victimisation and discrimination

    I’m pregnant and my line manager is constantly making remarks about my extra kilos. They know I have insecurities about my weight and I feel really uncomfortable about them bringing it up all the time. What can I do about this? Unless your job requires certain physical attributes and capabilities (which would be unusual), comments […]

  • read more on Harassment, Victimisation and Discrimination

    Harassment, Victimisation and Discrimination

    See here for our FAQs on harassment, victimisation and discrimination. What is discrimination Discrimination at work can take different forms. The law distinguishes between: Direct discrimination Indirect discrimination Harassment Victimisation If you are an employees, you are protected from discrimination at all stages of employment, including: At the recruitment stage- e.g. in relation to how […]

  • read more on Myth of the month: Do I have to work on a bank holiday?

    Myth of the month: Do I have to work on a bank holiday?

    It’s up to your employer to decide whether or not you have to work on bank holidays. There is no general legal right to time off on bank holidays, whether or not they are in the school holidays and regardless of what festivals you celebrate.  And there is no general legal right to extra-pay if you do work […]