What are parents’ rights for flexible working?

The right to request flexible working is now available to any employee who has been employed by their employer for at least 26 weeks, regardless of whether they are parents or not (this was not the case when the right… Read on

Can I sue my employer for not paying me?

The issue of unpaid wages will undoubtedly cause a large amount of stress and inconvenience to an employee. You can bring a claim against your employer in an employment tribunal if: You haven’t been paid at all; for work you… Read on

Treated unfairly at work while pregnant

Nothing sours the joy of expecting a child more than realising you’ve been treated unfairly at work because of your pregnancy or worrying that you might be discriminated against as a result of sharing your happy news with work colleagues. … Read on

What are your rights with no contract of employment?

There may come a time at work when you need to check the precise terms of your contract of employment. This could be because a dispute has arisen between you and your employer, you want to check your entitlements because… Read on

Advantages and disadvantages of flexible working

All employees (whether they have children or not) have a legal right to request flexible working, once they have worked for their employer for at least 26 weeks.  Being able to work flexibly may, at first glance, appear to be… Read on

Flexible working after maternity leave

It’s no secret that life changes dramatically after having a baby and the way you were able to work prior to maternity leave may no longer be feasible. For many women, giving up work altogether is not a financial option;… Read on

Can your employer give you a bad reference?

When giving a reference, an employer has a duty to be fair, truthful and accurate. However, it should be remembered that the giver of a reference has these duties not just to the subject of the reference, but also to… Read on

Can employees be prosecuted for data protection breaches

A new law came into force in the UK in May 2018, which outlines that employees can face prosecution for data protection breaches. As with previous legislation, the new law (the Data Protection Act 2018) contains provisions making certain disclosure… Read on

Am I protected against disability discrimination at work?

Whether or not you are protected from discrimination at work depends on if you can actually show that you have a disability. For legal purposes, the meaning of disability is much wider than might be commonly understood. Ultimately, only an… Read on

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