The law has given employees, and in some cases other workers who might not count as employees, rights and entitlements in relation to their employment, including how they are disciplined and dismissed or made redundant, how their grievances are handled, wages, absence from work and sickness, holidays, work breaks and working hours, time off for family emergencies, maternity and paternity leave, and the right to apply for flexible working.
All workers have the right not to suffer discrimination at work in relation to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Employees who believe they have been denied their rights at work have redress by taking their employers to an employment tribunal.
If you are an employee, it is important that you seek independent legal advice before signing a settlement agreement, and also a legal requirement. Once you sign the agreement you will not be able to make a claim against your employer at the employment tribunal.
If you are an employee looking for help with a problem at work, Bishopsgate Law is a firm of solicitors which may be able to help you.
A guide to your rights at work for employees, which covers different forms of employment, the contract of employment, wrongful and unfair dismissal, equality and discrimination at work, employment tribunal claims and statutory employment rights.
Bishopsgate Law offers a free case assessment by e-mail for employment tribunal claims.
Information about how Bishopsgate Law may be able to help employees with employment law and workplace law problems.
Employment lawyers at Bishopsgate Law can give advice to employees who have been offered a settlement agreement by their employers, about which they must seek independent legal advice before accepting.
Bishopsgate Law is a firm of solicitors authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, with offices in Bishopsgate, London EC2, and Potters Bar in Hertfordshire.
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