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Having a job is an essential part of most people's lives. When you are in work, you can be faced with many difficult issues, so knowing what your rights are is very important.

Here you can find out more about what your rights are and how to solve problems. There is also information on what help is available if you're looking for work and who else can help you when you have a serious problem.

Rights at work

Overview and content list for rights at work.

Discrimination at work

Check if you're being discriminated against in the workplace and find out how to solve your problem.

Leaving a job

Get help if you've been dismissed or are being made redundant. You can also check how to solve problems with resigning from a job and getting a job reference.

If you’re injured because of an accident at work

What to do if you've had an accident at work.

Right to work in the UK

Check if you have the right to work in the UK and how to prove it to your employer.

Work search

Search for articles in our work section.

Coronavirus - being furloughed if you can’t work

Find out how the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme worked - also called being a ‘furloughed’ worker.

Coronavirus - if you have problems getting your furlough pay

What to do if you’ve been furloughed but haven't been paid yet. Check when you should get paid and what to do if you've had the wrong amount.

Coronavirus - if you're self-employed

Find out what help you can get if you’re self-employed and your income has dropped because of coronavirus.

Coronavirus - if you're worried about working

Check what to do if you’re worried about being safe at work because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Also what to do if you’re pregnant, or if you or someone you live with has a health condition.

Coronavirus - if you need to be off work to care for someone

What to do if you have to be off work caring for someone whose care has stopped because of coronavirus (COVID-19). This might be because their school is closed or a carer can't come.

Disclosure and the PVG scheme

Information on disclosing criminal convictions in relation to employment and volunteering, and about the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

Advice for the armed forces community

Organisations that can provide advice and information to the armed forces community and their families whether currently serving or veterans.


Explains the different types of apprenticeship schemes available and who they are designed for with links to further information. Also summarises the employment rights of apprentices including pay and the national minimum wage, health and safety, redundancy and dismissal.