Employment Law

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In time we hope to develop resources specifically on the topic of employment law. However, in the meantime, if you are facing challenges at work that you think are unfair, we recommend that you reach out to Acas or your trade union if you are a member of one.


Acas provide free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice.

They can advice on:

  • Pay and wages
  • Holiday, sickness and leave
  • Employment contracts
  • Discrimination and bullying
  • Dismissals
  • Redundancy
  • Dealing with problems at work
  • Working hours
  • Flexible working
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • TUPE transfers
  • Covid-19
  • Strikes and industrial action

Trade Unions

A trade union is a group of employees who join together to maintain and improve their conditions of employment.

The major benefits are:

  • better working conditions such as improved health and safety or pay;
  • training for new skills to help you develop your career;
  • advice on your legal employment rights;
  • advice on finance and problems at work.

Source: Unison

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) have an online tool that can help you to find a union that is appropriate to your specific workplace or profession.

It is worth being aware that, some unions aren't able to provide you with representation until you have been a member for a minimum amount of time.

A table with examples of appropriate language use
A table showing the notification periods for the various sentence types. Prison sentence of 30 months or more (including life), Indefinite. Order for lifelong restriction, Indefinite. Admission to a hospital subject to a restriction order, Indefinite. Prison sentence of more than 6 months but less than 30 months, 10 years. Prison sentence of 6 months or less, 7 years. Admission to a hospital without a restriction order, 7 years. Community payback order with an offender supervision requirement, The length of the offender supervision requirement. Any other sentence (e.g. a fine or admonition), 5 years.
Last updated:
May 9, 2024
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