Work Rights

It always helps to know your rights, even if you are just having an informal chat with your boss. Most problems at work can be sorted out without needing to involve lawyers and the courts, but if the worst happens you may need to know your legal rights in a hurry, or know where to go to get employment law advice.

This employment rights information was developed for workSMART by the Department of Human Resource Management at The Nottingham Trent University, and has been edited and updated by TUC and other employment rights experts including the Labour Research Department. We have done our best to make sure it is up to date and accurate. You should always seek individual advice based on your own circumstances from a qualified adviser before taking action based on the information here. 

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.