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Employment Law A to Z

The Acas statutory Code of Practice on discipline and grievance provides basic practical guidance for handling disciplinary and grievance situations in the workplace.

Age discrimination laws (1) help ensure that you are not denied a job, have an equal opportunity to training/promotions and other less favourable treatment because

Apprenticeships(1) can be a great opportunity for school leavers looking to gain on-the-job skills and qualifications. 

It goes without saying that honest dealing should form the foundation of every business.

Constructive dismissal is when an employee is forced to leave their job against their will because of their employer's conduct.

All employees have an employment contract with their employer, although it might not be in writing.

Disabled workers share the same general employment rights as other workers. However, there are also some special rights for disabled people under the Equality Act 2010.

Discrimination is when you are being treating differently to others because of one of the ‘protected characteristics’.

The 2010 Equality Act (1) took effect from 1 October meaning workers have new rights that will help stamp out pay discrimination.

Most workers have the right to take a minimum amount of paid holiday each year. This is called statutory holiday.

Every business should aim to adopt a policy of equality and fairnes. So it’s important that a company understands its obligations to treat individual employees even-handedly.

Read our guide outlining detailed information about your rights to maternity leave as laid out by UK employment law and in line with the ACAS code of practice.

Are you expecting a new addition to the family? Perhaps you've had a new arrival? This article outlines your parental rights at work.

Thanks to the Equality Act (2010), no employer can discriminate against a woman because she is pregnant or has recently given birth, or in the case of a pregnancy-related illness, or relating to the right to maternity leave.

From time to time we can find our selves dealing with a difficult situation while at work, it may be an unexpected change to your work contract and agreement or you may be facing an uncomfortable a

Redundancy is a form of dismissal from your job, caused by your employer needing to reduce the workforce. Reasons could include:

Agency staff are identified as being “workers” instead of employees. We outline the rights of agency staff.

A settlement agreement is a legally binding document between an employee and employer that records the agreement when the employment relationship has come to an end.

In its simplest form, a dismissal is when an employer terminates the employment contract of their employee with or without notice. Not all dismissals are unfair and this will depend on the circumstances and facts of the particular case and against the principles of case law and the Employment Rights Act 1996(1).

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