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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Check your rights at work if you're under 18

Young people’s rights to working hours, rest breaks, pay, and holiday. Find out what types of work 16 and 17 year olds can do.