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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 it is essential to know what your rights are.

Here you can find out more about those rights and how to solve problems. There is also information on what help is available if you're looking for work.

Rights at work

Your basic rights including pay, contracts, holiday and sick pay, agency workers' rights, flexible working and parental rights.

Work search

Search for articles in our work section.


Check your rights if you're made redundant, including your notice and what you should be paid. Also covers short-time working and being laid off.


Check if your dismissal is fair, make sure you get all the rights and payments you're entitled to, and know how to appeal against your dismissal.

Employment advice in BSL

Find out about your rights at work, what help you can get and what to do if things go wrong at work. Information in British Sign Language (BSL).