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Every employer has a responsibility to make sure it follows rules and regulations when dealing with the people it employs. As an employee you should be aware of your responsibilities as well as your rights.

I think I have been dismissed from work

Dismissal may be fair or unfair depending on the circumstances of the dismissal. This information will help you work out what has happened and what to do next.

I want to talk to someone
ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) covers all aspects of employment and dispute resolution. Call the free and confidential Helpline on 0300 123 1100.
Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm. ACAS website


If you are made redundant, there is a lot to think about during this difficult time. Find out what your rights are and what procedures must be followed.

Use this online calculator to see how much statutory redundancy pay you can get. It’s based on age, weekly pay and number of years in the job.

I am having problems with my pay

If your employer withholds any of your pay, this is called a deduction of wages. Understand what is allowed and what is not.

Parental and maternity rights at work

Maternity rights at work?
There are a number of rights for pregnant women which are the law, these are known as statutory rights.

Right to work in a safe enviroment
An employer has a legal duty to make the working environment safe for all employees, and particularly for women of childbearing age to work in. This means that the employer must assess what health and safety risks there are in the workplace, and specifically, what risks may be posed to pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding and women who have given birth in the past six months.

Parental rights at work
Working parents have legal rights. click here to find out more.

Benefits for maternity
If you're having a baby, you may be able to get Statutory Maternity Pay or Maternity Allowance. This will depend on whether you work, and if you do, how much you earn and how long you have worked for the same employer.

I am unhappy about something at work

If you have a problem at work these pages will help you understand how to tackle it and what to do at each stage, whether you're sorting things out informally, taking out a grievance or making a claim to an employment tribunal.

You can use this letter generator to set out the details of your grievance.

Changes to my employment contract

Usually, the employer and employee both need to agree to any contract changes.  But an employee can insist on a change if they have a legal right to it. Click her for further information on changes to your employment contract.

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