Your rights at work and trade unions

Includes health and safety, accidents at work and joining a trade union


  1. Pregnant employees' rights

    Legal rights for pregnant employees - including paid time off for antenatal appointments, maternity leave and pay, protection against discrimination and telling the employer about the pregnancy

  2. Discrimination: your rights

    It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of their sex, religion, disability or certain other personal characteristics ('protected characteristics')

  3. Workplace bullying and harassment

    What to do about bullying and harassment at work - the law, action employees can take and advice for employers about their responsibilities

  4. Workplace temperatures

    There is no law for a minimum or maximum temperature, but during working hours the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings must be reasonable

  5. Work in another EU country

    UK citizens can work in any European Economic Area country and Switzerland without a work permit - where you can work, your rights, protection for posted workers and National Insurance payments

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Working time rules: lorry, bus and coach drivers and crew
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News and communications

Research and statistics

  1. Low Pay Commission research: 'one-sided flexibility' report December 2018
  2. Low Pay Commission Response to the Government on 'one-sided flexibility'
  3. BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker: Wave 27
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