This is a free employment law guide covering the basics of British employment law. Click on the subject headings in the contents list below.
The guidance on this site is intended mainly for employers and business owners. If you are an employee looking for help with a problem at work there is more information which might help you and a link to a guide written specifically for employees here: More about employment law help for employees.
The Agency Workers Regulations 2010
Itemised Pay Statements
Sunday working and shop-workers
The 48 hour week
Automatic unfair dismissal
Consultation about health and safety
Absence due to sickness
Compassionate leave of absence
Enforced absence due to arrest or a custodial sentence
Maternity leave and pay
Paternity leave and pay
Additional paternity leave and pay
Parental leave (unpaid)
Shared parental leave and pay
Time off for family and dependants
Time off to accompany partner to ante-natal appointments
Adoption leave and pay
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