You have a statutory right to see a copy of the handbook if it specifies terms and conditions relevant to your employment.
Your employer would be acting unfairly if they tried to penalise or discipline you for breaking a rule or failing to follow a procedure that you didn’t know about because nobody gave you a copy of the handbook or staff rules.
Sometimes the staff handbook can be accessed online on the employer’s intranet.
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.
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