Lots of different factors contribute to how happy we are at work. But there are some basics that no one should be without, including fair pay, manageable working hours and paid holidays.
The details of your pay, hours, normal working time and holidays should be included in your contract of employment. While the details will vary from job to job, you have certain legal rights which your employer must respect.
This section offers basic information on your rights regarding pay, holidays, working hours, sickness absence and flexible working.
But it shouldn’t be taken as legal or financial advice. If you’re having specific problems in one of these areas, you should seek individual advice from your union or a qualified adviser.