Category: Employment Law for People

How Much is Redundancy Pay?

How Much is Redundancy Pay?

If you are made redundant from your job, you may be eligible to receive redundancy pay. There are two types of redundancy pay: statutory and contractual. Statutory redundancy pay is required by law to...

Compassionate Leave (and How Much You are Entitled To!)

Compassionate Leave (and How Much You are Entitled To!)

Time off work following the death of a loved one is known as compassionate leave or bereavement leave. How much compassionate leave are you entitled to and what are the conditions of that leave?...

Work Break Laws: What are the Rules?

Work Break Laws: What are the Rules?

Under UK work break laws, and in accordance with the Working Time Regulations (1998) and Health and Safety Executive requirements, workers and employees have a right to take regular and uninterrupted periods of rest,...

Whistleblowing: Employees’ Rights

Whistleblowing: Employees’ Rights

Whistleblowing is the term used when an employee or worker reports certain types of wrongdoing, typically some form of dangerous or illegal activity that they have seen at work. In other words, they ‘blow...

ACAS Holiday Pay Guidance: Calculate Your Entitlement

ACAS Holiday Pay Guidance: Calculate Your Entitlement

The majority of workers, whether employed on a part time or full time basis, are entitled to holiday pay each year, including most agency and freelance workers, under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (amended...

What is My Notice Period?

What is My Notice Period?

Your notice period refers to the time between the date you formally advise your employer that you resign and the date your contract of employment will officially end. Before resigning from employment, you will need...

Employment Tribunal (Claiming Against Your Employer)

Employment Tribunal (Claiming Against Your Employer)

If you are in dispute with your employer and have exhausted all other resolution options without reaching agreement, you may be considering taking them to an employment tribunal. Can I make a claim to...

Can You Get Maternity Pay if Self-Employed? (Yes!)

Can You Get Maternity Pay if Self-Employed? (Yes!)

If you’re pregnant and you work for yourself, you may be entitled to self-employed maternity pay, known as ‘Maternity Allowance’. Maternity Allowance is a benefit paid by the Department for Work and Pensions to...

Can I Take Unpaid Parental Leave?

Can I Take Unpaid Parental Leave?

Unpaid parental leave allows eligible employees to take a limited amount of time off work each year on an unpaid basis for child-related reasons such as to spend more time with their children or...

Is Your Employer Withholding Pay? (and What To Do About It!)

Is Your Employer Withholding Pay? (and What To Do About It!)

An employer withholding pay, whether in part or in full, is also known as a deduction of wages. A deduction is when you are paid less than the total amount that you are due....

Unlawful Deduction of Wages (A Guide!)

Unlawful Deduction of Wages (A Guide!)

Part II of the Employment Rights Act 1996 sets out various statutory provisions that protect workers from unauthorised deductions from their wages. The definition of “worker” includes any individual working under a contract of...

Contracted Hours Not Being Met?

Contracted Hours Not Being Met?

The problem of contracted hours not being met can affect employees in different types of industry, but is particularly prevalent in the hospitality, retail and construction sectors where working patterns are changed to suit...

Breach of Employment Contract (Claim Against Your Employer!)

Breach of Employment Contract (Claim Against Your Employer!)

A breach of employment contract is where certain terms agreed to between you and your employer are not met by either your employer or by you as the employee. Your contract of employment is...

Garden Leave (and Your Employee Rights!)

Garden Leave (and Your Employee Rights!)

You are considered to be on garden leave if, during your notice period, your employer has asked you not to attend the workplace, or has asked you to work from home or another location....

I Have No Employment Contract (What are My Rights? )

I Have No Employment Contract (What are My Rights? )

“I have no employment contract what are my rights?” Many people assume a contract between an employer and employee must be written to be effective and enforceable, but a contract of employment will usually...

What is Constructive Dismissal?

What is Constructive Dismissal?

Constructive dismissal is a common type of claim brought before employment tribunals. Constructive dismissal occurs where an employee resigns as a result of their employer having breached their employment contract, which causes the employee to...

Making a Claim for Unfair Dismissal  (and How to Do It!)

Making a Claim for Unfair Dismissal (and How to Do It!)

Employers cannot dismiss an employee who is protected from unfair dismissal unless they have a potentially fair reason for the dismissal and they make a decision which is fair in all the circumstances. Employees...

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Paternity Leave Form

Employees meeting the qualifying criteria have a statutory entitlement to take either one or two weeks’ paternity leave within eight weeks of the birth of their child or of adopting a child. As an...