Employment Law – Employment Rights

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All employees basic employment rights at work will depend on their statutory rights and the rights set out in their employment contract. Although, your employment contract cannot take away your rights by law. However, if your contract gives you greater rights than you have under the law, then the terms in your contract will apply, there are special rules that are applicable for employment of children and young people under the age of 18.

The employees statutory rights are legal rights based on laws passed by Parliament. All workers have certain legal statutory rights, regardless of the number of hours they work per week. However there are some workers that are not entitled to certain statutory rights. Employees only gain rights when they have been employed with their employer or employer’s company for a certain period of time. Unless the employee is in the group of workers who are excluded from entitlement of statutory rights, you will have the right to a written statement of terms of employment within two months of work commencing; the right to a wage slip that applies from the date the employee starts working; right to be paid a the very least, minimum wage and applies from the date the employee starts working; the right not to have illegal deductions of pay; the entitlement to paid holiday, you are entitled to at least 28 days holiday a year and part-time employees are entitled to a pro rata amount; the right to time off for trade union duties and jobs which does not necessarily have to be paid. Employees do have the right to be accompanied by a trade union representative to a disciplinary or grievance hearing, and if they take part in any official industrial action and is therefore dismissed as a result, this will be classed immediately as an automatically unfair dismissal.

Employee’s have a statutory right to be paid for time off to look for work if having been made redundant, but this only applies once the employee has worked for at least two years for that specific employer; they will be entitled to time off for study or training if 16-17 years of age; the right to be paid time off for ante natal care; right to paid maternity and paternity leave; right to ask for flexible working hours to care for children or adult dependants; right to paid adoption leave; right to ask for flexible working hours; the right to take unpaid parental leave if you have worked for the employer for more than one year of continuous employment and the right to reasonable time off to look after dependants in an emergency.


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