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2 Employment - updated version available January '07

1. Introduction

PLEASE NOTE: This leaflet is currently being updated to reflect recent changes in the law. As a result of these changes, certain topics in this leaflet are now out-of-date. These include information about:

  • National Minimum Wage
  • Statutory Maternity Pay
  • Statutory Paternity Pay
  • Statutory Adoption Pay
  • parental rights
  • age discrimination.

It is therefore extremely important that you get further information or personal advice if you feel you have a problem.

This leaflet explains your legal rights when you are at work, including what your employer must (and must not) do for you, and how they should behave towards you. It covers a range of problems you may have at work, and how you can deal with them.

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There is information on:

2. Do I need a contract of employment?

3. Do I have the right to work in the UK?

4. What is the least I should be paid?

5. How many hours can my employer make me work?

6. Does my employer have to recognise my trade union?

7. What if I've been dismissed unfairly?

8. Bringing a statutory claim for unfair dismissal

9. What if I've been made redundant?

10. Bringing a contractual claim for wrongful dismissal

11. What if I've been discriminated against?

12. What are my rights if I work part-time?

13. What are my rights if I'm having a baby?

14. Can I take leave as a new Father?

15. What are my rights if I'm adopting a child?

16. What other leave can I get after my child is born or adopted?

17. Can I change my working arrangements if I have children?

18. Can I take time off if I am someone's carer?

19. Further Help

20. About this leaflet







This leaflet is published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with Ian Hunter, Head of the Employment Department, Bird & Bird, Solicitors.

The leaflets are regularly updated but the law may have changed since they were printed so the information in them may be incorrect or out of date.

Leaflet Version: January 2016




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