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Members' guides

Members' guides

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


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01 Lone Working   info
Advice for anyone who travels alone, carries out fieldwork or works at outside premises
 15 January 2011  ID: 2007/00548

03 Harassment and bullying   info
What is harassment, and how to deal with it
 28 September 2017  ID: 2007/00549

04 Individual contracts of employment   info
Your legal rights if you're employed on an individual contract; how to negotiate your own contract; and the pitfalls to avoid
 24 July 2012  ID: 2004/00003

05 whistleblowing   info
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.
 16 August 2013  ID: 2013/01102

06 e-mail and the internet at work   info
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.
 13 January 2008  ID: 2008/00091

07 One-to-one interviews   info
Members' guide to one-to-one interviews. Essential pointers for job evaluation interviews or personal reviews
 04 March 2016  ID: 2002/00002

08 Stress   info
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.
 06 March 2014  ID: 2005/00629

11 Employment tribunals   info
This guide explains the process of progressing a claim through an Employment Tribunal (ET). Updated July 2009
 15 July 2009  ID: 2005/00630

12 Parental and family leave   info
This booklet - updated in October 2015 - explains everyone's rights under the Maternity and Parental Leave regulations and the Paternity and Adoptive Leave regulations.
 15 October 2015  ID: 2006/00705

13 Maternity rights   info
Your rights to maternity leave and pay updated in September 2009
 30 October 2009  ID: 2006/00703

15 TUPE regulations   info
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.
 12 November 2014  ID: 2006/00704

16 Part-time and flexible working   info
How flexible and reduced patterns of work can help you balance your working life with your personal life
 07 June 2010  ID: 2006/00706

17 Equality at work   info
An overview of the legal rights that relate to equal opportunities at work as at November 2012.
 24 February 2017  ID: 2008/00092

18 Appealing against performance appraisal   info
Prospect members' guide: appealing against performance appraisal. This guide outlines the steps likely to be involved in an appeals process
 14 May 2008  ID: 2004/00004

20 Homeworking   info
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 November 2011  ID: 2005/00631

24 Redundancy   info
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.
 15 December 2014  ID: 2010/01156

25 Working Time and the Law   info
This guide provides a summary of the legal issues around working time and explains the statutory limits on working hours.
 18 June 2011  ID: 2011/00537

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.
 15 May 2012  ID: 2012/00794

27 atypical workers   info
A guide for members working on atypical contracts, including freelancers, consultants or members working on variable or ‘zero hours’ contracts. This guide gives information on the legal tests used to determine the level of employment rights and also considers key issues for atypical workers in respect of their rights to a safe working environment, ensuring equality and developing careers.
 16 January 2013  ID: 2013/00066

28 Auto-enrolment (pensions)   info
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
 13 May 2013  ID: 2013/00685

29 Stress management competencies   info
Members' Guide introducing HSE's management competency framework to help line manager members manage stress and familiarise themselves with the necessary skills and training.
 06 March 2014  ID: 2014/00396