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workSMART is a TUC site, helping today's working people get the best from work. Visit now for our free comprehensive, plain-English guides to all aspects of your employment rights, your health at work, and pay and pensions, as well as a jargonbuster to explain technical terms and an interactive trade union finder
Basic Rights @ Work is a TUC resource, outlining basic workplace rights. From explaining how your employment status determines your workplace rights , through to what those rights are, on to video introductions to enforcement agencies who can help to enforce your basic workplace rights.
The TUC publishes a series of free leaflets explaining your rights at work and dealing with other common workplace problems. You download these online here, or read them online at workSMART.
For a comprehensive guide to your rights at work, try the third edition of the TUC/Kogan Page book, Your Rights At Work. This edition contains new sections on pensions, family rights, and surveillance. All the original material, which included contracts of employment, working time, maternity rights, parental leave, dismissal, health and safety, bullying, wages and discrimination are updated. Every one at work needs a copy.
“Every worker has something to gain from dipping into this simply written guide." - The Observer.
You can buy this now from our online publications shop for only £9.99, with free postage and packing in the UK.
If you are in a union you can also ask them for advice. Unions are experts at solving problems at work.
If you are interested in joining a union, check out workSMART's interactive Union Finder..
You will also find documents which relate to rights at work all over this TUC site. Just find the subject you are interested in by selecting from the subject drop down menu, and then browse through the documents in this area. Of particular interest may be The Law at Work subject area. Also check out some of these other useful sites:
Pay & Work Rights Helpline 0800 917 2368 www.direct.gov.uk/payandworkrights
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills www.berr.gov.uk/whatwedo/employment/index.html
National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux www.adviceguide.org.uk
Health and Safety Executive www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/index.htm
Equality & Human Rights Commission www.equalityhumanrights.com/
LAGER (Lesbian and Gay Employment Rights) Unit 1G Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London N1, tel. 020 7704 8066 (lesbians), 020 7704 6066 (gay men)
Working Families runs a free helpline and can assist with queries on maternity and paternity rights; parental leave; flexible working; emergency leave; all rights and benefits for working parents and carers. The Freephone number is 0800 013 0313. www.workingfamilies.org.uk
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