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.

Bereavement leave: What you need to know

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

Your rights to working in the UK

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

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 25, you’re entitled to be paid the National Living Wage. To find out how much you should be earning, here’s our guide on what you need to know.

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, 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…

Temporary Christmas workers – your rights

With the festive season often leading to a raft of temping opportunities, we spoke with the Money Advice Service about your rights as a temporary worker.

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:

One in five of us working an extra day a week in overtime

We asked more than 1,000 UK jobseekers about their working habits to find out how they really feel about overtime…

Basic State Pension: What you need to know

When thinking about your future, it’s vital to know what you’re entitled to. Here’s some information about your basic State Pension.