Employment Rights You Should Know | Guide from Manak Solicitors

Everyone has rights in the workplace. Employee rights are the moral or legal entitlement an employee has to have or do something, as pertaining to work to ensure fair treatment. However, these rights vary depending on your employment status, for example whether you are a worker or an employee.” 

Manak Solicitors have created an online guide with up-to-date guidelines including:

  1. A look at the 10 most important rights employees should know about (e.g., statutory sick pay, flexible working, parental leave, and rights under the Equality Act of 2010)
  2. An overview of each employee’s rights, including key summarieslimitations and exemptions, and important facts and figures. 
  3. Understanding employee rights during COVID-19: information on the job retention scheme and government grants and benefit schemes to help support workers during the pandemic. 

Research has shown that:

  1. Over half of the adults (54%) living in Greater London – home to over nine million people – report experiencing discrimination at work or when applying forThat’s well above the UK average of 36%.
  2. Whilst 22.7 million people in the UKwork full time, around 8.4 million employees work part-time – and the UK has some of the most diverse ranges of working arrangements in Europe.
  3. You can get £96.35 per week Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if you’re too ill to work. It’s paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks.

Read the full guide here

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