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Entitlement to Minimum Wage

Workers must be at least school leaving age to receive the National Minimum Wage. They must be 25 or over to receive the National Living Wage. Contracts for payments below the minimum wage are not legally binding. Workers are also entitled to the correct minimum wage...

Notice Periods and Notice Pay

You must be given a notice period before your employment ends. The statutory redundancy notice periods are: at least one week’s notice if employed between one month and 2 years; one week’s notice for each year if employed between 2 and 12 years; 12 weeks’ notice if...

Discrimination

It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of a protected characteristic such as : age gender reassignment being married or in a civil partnership being pregnantor on maternity leave disability race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national...

Holiday Pay Entitlement

Most workers are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday a year (known as statutory leave entitlement or annual leave). This includes: agency workers workers with irregular hours workers on zero-hours contracts An employer can include bank holidays as part of...

Unfair Dismissal

Fair reason for dismissal   Misconduct dismissal You can be dismissed for ‘gross misconduct’ without your employer going through the normal disciplinary procedures. This can happen if, for example, you are violent towards a colleague, customer or property. Your...

Redundancy

Redundancy may occur where: The need for the worker has diminished or ceased; New systems are introduced in the workplace; The position no longer exists; The workplace has closed, or will close down; The business you work for is moving location. Your employer must be...
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