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Rights at Work

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

  • Brexit – what happens next?

    The United Kingdom’s government is still planning for the UK to leave the European Union on 31 January 2020. The full impact of Brexit is currently largely unknown as the terms of the UK’s departure are still being negotiated. However, the impact of Brexit on your employment rights is likely to be limited, at least […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Employed, self employed or worker?

    A guide to how your rights differ based on your employment status.

  • Myth of the month – apprenticeships and maternity leave

    I am an apprentice – am I entitled to maternity leave and to return to my apprenticeship? An apprentice is an employee with the same employment rights as other employees when it comes to pregnancy and maternity leave.  Below we set out some frequently asked questions about apprenticeships What are my rights during pregnancy? Just […]

  • 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 […]

  • Employee Shareholders

    What is an employee shareholder?