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.
This online guide was produced with financial support from the European Commission as part of the project ‘Developing information for migrant workers through transnational cooperation’ with trade union partners LIGA in Hungary and Cartel-ALFA in Romania. Sole responsibility lies with the author and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.
Disclaimer: The legal system of any country is always complex. You should treat this as a guide to the basics.
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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