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Working in the UK - a guide to your rights

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Working in the UK - a guide to your rights

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Welcome to the TUC guide on your rights at work in the UK. The TUC is the national centre of trade unions in the UK – we represent more than 5 million workers. Trade unions bring workers together to defend rights at work, make sure workplaces are safe and bargain for better pay and conditions for their members. Find out how to join a union.


The rights you are entitled to at work will depend on the type of worker you are.

What type of worker are you?


Once you have established what category of worker you are, find out what rights apply to you from the links below. 

Pay guidanceRights for expecting or new parentsHours of work and holidaysHealth and safety rights at workDealing with problems at workAgency workersJoin a unionUseful contacts

This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action. Given the changing nature of employment law, we cannot guarantee that the information on these pages is up to date. Seeking advice from independent, up to date sources is essential!

If you think you are losing out, or your employer is breaking the law, you should take further advice here.



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