Includes industrial action and recognising trade unions.
Please click on the links below for more information on each topic.
Rights to paid time off for union reps, shop stewards, health and safety or learning reps or other union officials
Discrimination policy and equal opportunities in the workplace – sex discrimination, disabled workers, older people, compulsory retirement
Default retirement age has been phased out – most people can work for as long as they want to but some employers can set an compulsory retirement age
Employer guide to employment tribunals – the hearing, your responsibilities, compensation and appeals
The rights of agricultural and farm workers – including pay rates, agricultural minimum wage, overtime, holiday leave, rest breaks, help and advice
Employers might monitor workers, but if the monitoring involves taking data, images or drug testing they have to do this in a way that’s legal and fair
Strikes and industrial action – rights and responsibilities for employers, when unions can take action and the effect on employees’ pay and working records
Personal data an employer can keep about an employee, and employee rights to see this information under data protection rules
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
Employers must make reasonable adjustments to make sure disabled workers aren’t seriously disadvantaged when doing their jobs
As an employer, find out about the voluntary and statutory processes for recognising or derecognising a union
Avoiding discrimination against disabled people in recruitment – advertising the job, encouraging applications, reasonable adjustments, work choice programme
Time to Train – the legal right to request time off for training or study while in a job
Working effectively with trade unions; collective bargaining and agreements, informing and consulting, union subs, the check off, political funds, union reps
What to do about bullying and harassment at work – the law, action employees can take and advice for employers about their responsibilities
If your employer is ‘insolvent’ this means it can’t pay its debts – your rights if this happens, claiming money owed to you, where to get advice.