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Legal rights at work

Your rights at work

Prospect guides cover the minimum legal requirements – in most cases your contract of employment will offer better terms, so the rights in your contract will apply.

Your rights cannot be weaker than the legal minima. Always check the contractual terms that apply to you – these may be recorded in:

● your written contract
● a statement of terms and conditions
● a staff handbook/intranet
● your letter of appointment, or
● company rules.

Whilst our guides are informative and accurate, they cannot cover all circumstances, so always seek advice from your local Prospect representative. Alternatively, use the left hand navigation to read about particular topics.

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Employment law factcard


Your legal rights at work   info
This factcard outlines your rights at work as of 1 January 2017. It only covers the minimum legal requirements – in most cases your contract of employment will offer better terms, so the rights in your contract will apply.

Members' guides


03 Harassment and bullying   info

08 Stress   info

17 Equality at work   info

27 atypical workers   info

Employment law updates


0448 - 90% increase in tribunal claims   info

0447 - Annual Revision of Compensation Limits   info

0446 - Taxation of Termination Payments   info

0445 - On call and working time   info

0443 - Employment status round-up   info

0442 - Holiday pay for workers   info

0441 - Increase in compensation for injury to feelings   info

0440 - Industrial action ballots and the expected period of action   info

0439 - Whistleblowing - the meaning of "Public Interest"   info

0438 - Employer’s right to monitor emails   info

0436 - Calculation of Holiday pay – includes regular voluntary overtime   info

0435 - Multiple tribunal claims   info

0434 - Training bonds & fees   info

0433 - Multiple choice test was disability discrimination   info

0432 - Failure to apply 'fair and open competition' makes employment contract unlawful   info