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Members' guides

These are short guides covering a range of issues that affect individual members.

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01 Lone Working Download now: Advice for anyone who travels alone, carries out fieldwork or works at outside premises
Advice for anyone who travels alone, carries out fieldwork or works at outside premises
03 Harassment and bullying Download now: What is harassment, and how to deal with it
What is harassment, and how to deal with it
04 Individual contracts of employment Download now: Your legal rights if you're employed on an individual contract; how to negotiate your own contract; and the pitfalls to avoid
Your legal rights if you're employed on an individual contract; how to negotiate your own contract; and the pitfalls to avoid
05 whistleblowing Download now: Whistleblowers play an essential role in exposing corruption, fraud and malpractice and in preventing disasters resulting from negligence or wrongdoing. Prospect representatives can assist members in deciding how and when to blow the whistle and offer valuable advice and support.
Whistleblowers play an essential role in exposing corruption, fraud and malpractice and in preventing disasters resulting from negligence or wrongdoing. Prospect representatives can assist members in deciding how and when to blow the whistle and offer valuable advice and support.
06 e-mail and the internet at work Download now: The spread of email and the internet at work has raised new issues for trade union members and representatives. Prospect has seen a growing number of disciplinary cases connected to the use of computer facilities. Members need to be aware that inappropriate use of these facilities can result in disciplinary action and dismissal.
The spread of email and the internet at work has raised new issues for trade union members and representatives. Prospect has seen a growing number of disciplinary cases connected to the use of computer facilities. Members need to be aware that inappropriate use of these facilities can result in disciplinary action and dismissal.
08 Stress Download now: Members' Guide to stress.
Prospect’s Stress, Stigma, Solutions campaign is based on the premise that stress and stigma can be overcome and that there are solutions.
Members' Guide to stress. Prospect’s Stress, Stigma, Solutions campaign is based on the premise that stress and stigma can be overcome and that there are solutions.
09 Fixed term contracts Download now: This guide summarises the legal rights to equal treatment for fixed-term contract employees and the limitations on extending the fixed-term beyond four years. It also describes the other general rights for workers on fixed-term contracts.
This guide summarises the legal rights to equal treatment for fixed-term contract employees and the limitations on extending the fixed-term beyond four years. It also describes the other general rights for workers on fixed-term contracts.
11 Employment tribunals Download now: This guide explains the process of progressing a claim through an Employment Tribunal (ET). Updated July 2009
This guide explains the process of progressing a claim through an Employment Tribunal (ET). Updated July 2009
12 Parental and family leave Download now: This booklet - updated in October 2015 - explains everyone's rights under the Maternity and Parental Leave regulations and the Paternity and Adoptive Leave regulations.
This booklet - updated in October 2015 - explains everyone's rights under the Maternity and Parental Leave regulations and the Paternity and Adoptive Leave regulations.
13 Maternity rights Download now: Your rights to maternity leave and pay updated in September 2009
Your rights to maternity leave and pay updated in September 2009
15 TUPE regulations Download now: On 31 January 2014, new regulations on the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) – known as TUPE – came into effect. These regulations updated the TUPE 2006 regulations which were designed to safeguard employees’ rights when a business or organisation transfers to a new employer.
On 31 January 2014, new regulations on the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) – known as TUPE – came into effect. These regulations updated the TUPE 2006 regulations which were designed to safeguard employees’ rights when a business or organisation transfers to a new employer.
16 Part-time and flexible working Download now: How flexible and reduced patterns of work can help you balance your working life with your personal life
How flexible and reduced patterns of work can help you balance your working life with your personal life
17 Equality at work Download now: An overview of the legal rights that relate to equal opportunities at work as at November 2012.
An overview of the legal rights that relate to equal opportunities at work as at November 2012.
20 Homeworking Download now: Homeworking is a flexible arrangement by which workers use their home as their main or subsidiary place of work for an employer, either as an office or as a base from which visits are made. Updated October 2011
Homeworking is a flexible arrangement by which workers use their home as their main or subsidiary place of work for an employer, either as an office or as a base from which visits are made. Updated October 2011
24 Redundancy Download now: This members’ guide addresses a number of employment law issues that arise in the context of redundancy, from identifying what a redundancy is through to discriminatory treatment and unfair dismissals. The guide also looks briefly at negotiating a redundancy policy.
This members’ guide addresses a number of employment law issues that arise in the context of redundancy, from identifying what a redundancy is through to discriminatory treatment and unfair dismissals. The guide also looks briefly at negotiating a redundancy policy.
26 Safe driving and work-related road risk Download now: This aims to safeguard you as a road user, protect you as a duty-holder ,and enable Prospect reps to measure and promote their employer’s compliance.
This aims to safeguard you as a road user, protect you as a duty-holder ,and enable Prospect reps to measure and promote their employer’s compliance.
28 Auto-enrolment (pensions) Download now: This guide explains the basics of auto-enrolment in pension schemes: how it is expected to operate, and what decisions members being auto-enrolled may need to make
This guide explains the basics of auto-enrolment in pension schemes: how it is expected to operate, and what decisions members being auto-enrolled may need to make
29 Stress management competencies Download now: Members' Guide introducing HSE's management competency framework to help line manager members manage stress and familiarise themselves with the necessary skills and training.
Members' Guide introducing HSE's management competency framework to help line manager members manage stress and familiarise themselves with the necessary skills and training.
Energy efficiency - beyond light bulbs Download now: A sustainable workplaces member guide. This guide covers energy efficiency (beyond lightbulbs) and the link between carbon emissions, carbon reduction plans and corporate energy saving plans. Included is a policy checklist and trends shaping the future low-carbon digital workplace. The impact on members is covered by broad and specific bargaining considerations, devolved government plans and the evolving legal framework.
A sustainable workplaces member guide. This guide covers energy efficiency (beyond lightbulbs) and the link between carbon emissions, carbon reduction plans and corporate energy saving plans. Included is a policy checklist and trends shaping the future low-carbon digital workplace. The impact on members is covered by broad and specific bargaining considerations, devolved government plans and the evolving legal framework.
Retired members - a guide to Prospect organisation Download now: A guide for Prospect retired members to help them access our services and facilities (updated after ADC 2014)
A guide for Prospect retired members to help them access our services and facilities (updated after ADC 2014)
Targeting climate change Download now: TUC education workbook for trade union members interested in climate change, environmental and social sustainability
TUC education workbook for trade union members interested in climate change, environmental and social sustainability
Ultra low to zero carbon travel & transport Download now: A sustainable workplaces member guide. This guide covers low and zero-carbon travel and transport plans including hybrid and electric vehicles. The guide aims to demonstrate the link between carbon emissions, organisational carbon reduction plans and corporate plans. Included is a policy checklist, broad and specific bargaining positions, devolved government plans, running costs and links to tax guidance.
A sustainable workplaces member guide. This guide covers low and zero-carbon travel and transport plans including hybrid and electric vehicles. The guide aims to demonstrate the link between carbon emissions, organisational carbon reduction plans and corporate plans. Included is a policy checklist, broad and specific bargaining positions, devolved government plans, running costs and links to tax guidance.