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Members' guides

Members' guides

MG harassment and bullyingProspect members’ guides are short expert guides on a range of topics to help you at work. They cover some of the question’s members ask Prospect every day - like maternity rights, how to deal with stress, employment contracts and more.

Download the guides below, but if you need more help or advice, contact your Prospect rep at work or our Member Contact Centre.


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The menopause: a workplace issue   info
Around one in three women in the UK are currently either going through, or have reached, the menopause – but it is not openly spoken about – and especially not in the workplace. This guide aims to: raise awareness; explain employers’ responsibilities and give reps guidance on good practice and levers that can be used to address the issues in their workplaces.

Sexual harassment   info
A workplace guide to dealing with sexual harassment

Preventing work-related stress   info
Our guide sets out a tried and tested, evidence-based approach to tackling stress at source and explains why harnessing the communities we are part of is a key element in tackling it.

Harassment and bullying   info
This guide aims to raise awareness of what constitutes unacceptable behaviour and advise members and reps on how to deal with it. It covers: the different kinds of harassment and bullying, the law; employers’ duties and negotiating a policy.

27 atypical workers   info
A guide for members working on atypical contracts, including freelancers, consultants or members working on variable or ‘zero hours’ contracts.

26 Safe driving and work-related road risk   info
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.

17 Equality at work   info
An overview of the legal rights that relate to equal opportunities at work as at November 2012.

09 Fixed term contracts   info
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.

01 Lone Working   info
Advice for anyone who travels alone, carries out fieldwork or works at outside premises