These are short guides covering a range of issues that affect individual members.
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15 January 2011
Advice for anyone who travels alone, carries out fieldwork or works at outside premises
06 March 2003
This guide is out-of-date and no longer available to download.
08 July 2013
What is harassment, and how to deal with it
24 July 2012
Your legal rights if you're employed on an individual contract; how to negotiate your own contract; and the pitfalls to avoid
16 August 2013
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.
13 January 2008
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 May 2008
Essential pointers for job evaluation interviews or personal reviews
23 October 2013
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.
22 August 2012
General advice for members who may be about to work overseas. This guide covers: implications for your contract of employment; personal issues such as accommodation, insurance and medical treatment; social security and pensions; health and safety; tips for travellers; tax planning.
15 July 2009
This guide explains the process of progressing a claim through an Employment Tribunal (ET). Updated July 2009
21 January 2009
This booklet - updated in January 2009 - explains everyone's rights under the Maternity and Parental Leave regulations and the Paternity and Adoptive Leave regulations. It also indicates how your employer can improve upon the minimum provisions. It complements our Members' Guide 13 to Maternity Rights, which sets out entitlement to maternity pay and leave. IMPORTANT NOTE - Enitlement to parental leave increased from 13 to 18 weeks from 8 MARCH 2013
30 October 2009
Your rights to maternity leave and pay updated in September 2009
01 December 2007
The JEGS job evaluation system is widely used in the civil service and related areas
25 July 2012
Your rights when a business or organisation transfers to a new employer.
07 June 2010
How flexible and reduced patterns of work can help you balance your working life with your personal life
18 October 2010
An overview of the legal rights that relate to equal opportunities at work as at October 2010. This replaces the earlier guide 'equal opportunities and the law.'
14 May 2008
The steps likely to be involved in an appeals process
19 January 2009
What competencies are, and how they might affect you if introduced into your workplace
24 November 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
31 May 2006
Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) are independent organisations promoting skills, training and qualifications at all levels. Eighty-five per cent of the UK workforce is covered by one of the 25 SSCs. This guide explains what they are and what they do.