Employee rights

Whether you’re looking for information on notice periods, redundancy, tax, employment contracts or anything else surrounding employee rights and responsibilities, this section will tell you everything you need to know about your employee rights in the UK.

UK work visa guide

Here’s a quick overview of the different visa options that are currently available for those looking to work in the UK.

Sick pay: What you need to know

Too ill to work? You may be entitled to financial support. Here’s everything you need to know about sick pay (and what you’re eligible for).

Resignation retraction letter

Changed your mind about leaving your job? Here’s a sample resignation retraction letter, and tips on how to withdraw your resignation. 

Your rights to working in the UK

Not sure if you’re eligible to work in the UK? Here’s our advice:

Dealing with unconscious bias in the workplace

Here’s everything you need to know about unconscious bias, and our top tips on how to deal with it in the workplace.

Furlough: What you need to know

Not sure how the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme affects you, and what your rights are? Here’s everything you need to know.

Working hours: What you need to know

To ensure you’re working within your rights (and to answer any questions you may have), here’s everything you need to know about working hours.

Access to Work: Help in the workplace

Looking for a role that suits your needs? If you have a disability or a physical or mental health condition, it can sometimes be difficult for you to do your job – let alone find something new. However, help is always available to improve your job search or workplace conditions. Access to Work is a […]

Four things you shouldn’t see in a job advert

We’ve already covered what you should and shouldn’t be asked at an interview. Here are four things you shouldn’t see in a job ad:

Bereavement leave: What you need to know

Losing someone you love is never easy. Here’s everything you need to know about bereavement leave.

Voluntary redundancy: What are my rights?

We’ve already covered how to deal with redundancy, but here are a few things you need to know should you be offered redundancy voluntarily:

Types of employment contracts

Your employment contract could vary depending on a number of different factors. To help find out which one works best for you, here’s our guide on the different types of employment contracts:

Second job tax – how much will I have to pay?

Not sure how much tax you need to pay on your second job, or how it will affect your wages? We spoke with The Money Advice Service to find out…

What is the National Living Wage?

If you’re over the age of 23, you’re entitled to be paid the National Living Wage. Here’s a guide to find out how much you should be earning.

Equal pay at work: Five ways to be paid fairly

All employees who do equal work for the same employer have a legal right to receive equal pay. If you feel like you’re being paid less than you deserve, here’s our advice on what to do next.

Employment tribunals: What you need to know

Not sure what an employment tribunal is? We’ve already covered why employment law exists, but here’s what to do if you think it’s not being adhered to:

The Equality Act: What you need to know

To help you see exactly what’s covered, here’s everything you need to know about the Equality Act – and what it means when it comes to your career.

How to talk about mental health at work

Rohan Kallicharan, former Talent Manager at reed.co.uk, shared some of his experiences on how (and when) to talk about mental health in the workplace.

What is a notice period?

Nobody likes it when you leave without saying goodbye. To make sure you’re doing yours right, here’s everything you need to know about notice periods:

Interviews: Questions you should not be asked

Not sure exactly what you can and can’t be asked at an interview? Here’s a list of questions to avoid, and how to answer them should they arise:

What is the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act?

Everyone deserves a second chance in their career. To help you learn your rights, here’s a quick guide to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Why does employment law exist?

To help make sure you know exactly what’s covered, here’s our guide on why employment law exists:

Maternity and paternity leave: What you need to know

Not sure what your maternity or paternity leave entitles you to? Legal & General have put together a helpful guide to fill you in on everything you need to know:

Contract of employment – key terms explained and your rights

Get to grips with your employment contract and ensure you stay in the know when it comes to signing on the dotted line…


What are your rights to working in the UK?

You must be eligible to work in the UK – which means being a British citizen, coming from an EEA country, or obtaining a visa and/or work permit. To find out whether you’re eligible, read our guide on your rights to working in the UK.

What’s the National Living Wage?

The National Living Wage is the minimum amount workers aged 23 and over can be paid in the UK. It’s currently set at £8.91 (as of April 2021), but is reviewed annually. Workers aged 22 and below are still entitled to the National Minimum Wage.

What does your employment contract cover?

There are many different types of employment contracts. However, they should generally cover your employee rights, your employment status, and basic information such as your salary and contracted hours. We have a quick guide explaining the key terms of employment contracts on reed.co.uk, which will help you get to grips with the basics.

Are there any questions you shouldn’t be asked at work?

As part of the Equality Act, there are certain protected characteristics which are covered to prevent discrimination. This means employers may not be able to ask about these characteristics unless they have a direct relation to your role. Our article on the Equality Act covers each characteristic in more detail.