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

New and updated

  • Disciplinary procedure

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Enhanced to include a new section on recording of meetings during the disciplinary process.

  • Grievance procedure

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Enhanced to include a new section on recording of meetings during the grievance process.

  • Collective grievance procedure

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Enhanced to include a new section on recording of meetings during the collective grievance process.

  • Podcast: Dealing with covert recordings

    Date:
    18 August 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Employers are increasingly encountering employees covertly recording disciplinary and grievance meetings. In this week's podcast, we discuss how an employer should deal with this.

  • Brexit

    Date:
    18 August 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Prime Minister Theresa May invoked art.50 of the Treaty on European Union on 29 March 2017 and gave notice to the European Council of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU. The Government started negotiations with the EU on 19 June 2017 and plans to conclude an agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the EU before 29 March 2019. On 13 July 2017, the Government published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill that will implement Brexit. To help employers prepare for Brexit, we round up our resources providing practical guidance.

  • Date:
    15 August 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    While the GDPR brings risks and eye-watering penalties for non-compliance, it also brings great opportunities for firms that use it to build a healthier, more effective relationship of trust with customers and employees around data, says Barry Stanton.

  • Whistleblowing

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    Updated to take into account a change relating to whether or not a disclosure is in the public interest.

  • Quick reference: 2018 religious festivals and bank holidays

    Date:
    14 August 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR's Quick reference tool has been updated to give the dates of religious festivals and anniversaries in 2018, to help you plan for the year ahead.

  • Podcast: Holiday pay includes voluntary overtime

    Date:
    11 August 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss the legal implications for employers of the recent EAT decision in Dudley Council v Willets and others, which establishes that regular voluntary overtime is included in holiday pay calculations.

  • Annual leave

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    Updated to include changes to the calculation of holiday pay.