Employment rights

Some sources of information and advice on employment issues


AdviceGuide - Work
Information from Citizens Advice covering such matters as: Rights at work; Contracts of employment; Redundancy; Holidays and holiday pay; Discrimination; Health and safety at work; Self-employment; Government employment schemes; Young people and employment.​

AdviceGuide - Benefits
Information on benefits and tax credits if you are working or unemployed, sick or disabled, a parent, a young person, an older person or a veteran. There is also information about council tax and housing costs, national insurance, payment of benefits and problems with benefits.​

Working, jobs and pensions (GOV.UK)
Includes information on: Holidays, time off, sick leave, maternity and paternity leave; Redundancies, dismissals and disciplinaries (e.g. solving a workplace dispute); Workplace and personal pensions; Your contract and working hours; Your pay, tax and the National Minimum Wage; Your rights at work and trade unions (e.g. health and safety, accidents at work).

Pay and Work Rights Helpline (GOV.UK)
Get help and advice on your employment rights by telephone or email.

This Trades Union Congress website has guides to your employment rights, your health at work and pay and pensions, as well as a ‘jargonbuster’ to explain technical terms and a trade union finder.

Advice from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service for both employers and employees on a wide variety of employment relations matters.

Aimed at 16 – 24 year olds, this site has information on many employment matters, including: The minimum wage; Contracts; Understanding Pay As You Earn (PAYE); Time off for a hospital appointment; Government employment schemes; Christmas jobs; Bullying bosses.