Employment rights

Susan DennehyEditor's message: Employees have rights relating to almost every aspect of the employment relationship, including the right not to be unfairly dismissed, protection from unlawful deductions from wages, to be paid at least the national minimum wage, the right to holiday and maximum working hours.

Different classes of worker are entitled to different rights. Some statutory rights, such as the right not to be unfairly dismissed, the right to request flexible working and parental leave, depend on the completion of a period of continuous service.

Susan Dennehy, employment law editor

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