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I think I am falsely self-employed. What are my rights?
This means that in particular, you should be getting:
- Wages – at least the National Minimum Wage;
- Holiday pay;
- Working Time rights;
- Statutory Sick Pay rights (subject to meeting the earnings threshold);
- Pensions auto-enrolment rights (subject to meeting the earnings threshold);
- The right to belong to a trade union; and
- Protection from discrimination.
You may be an ‘employee’, in which case, you have additional rights such as protection from unfair dismissal and redundancy, and the right to claim family-friendly rights such as maternity leave. Speak to a union rep if you are not sure, or to an advice agency such as Citizens Advice if you are not a union member.
If you are not yet a union member, think about joining one. Unions are leading the fight for decent terms and conditions and to combat the use of false self-employment to exploit workers. Browse our Union Finder tool for information on the union most suited to you.