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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.

Coronavirus - if your employer has told you not to work

Check if your employer can pay you through the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme - also called being a ‘furloughed’ worker. Find out how much you could get, and other ways to increase your income.

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.

Rights at work

Overview and content list for rights at work.

Work search

Search for articles in our work section.

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.

Discrimination at work

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

If you’re injured because of an accident at work

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

Do I have to declare my criminal record

Information on disclosing criminal convictions in relation to employment 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.