Everything you need to know about worker and employee rights.
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country that has diversified economies, from manufacturing and engineering to hospitality and finance.
The UK workforce is made of hard-working men, women and youth who should be treated with respect and consideration for their contribution to the national and global economy.
Despite facing challenges and obstacles, the UK workforce remains resilient and always looks for ways to improve and thrive.
Employers are critical in ensuring employees’ rights are protected and upheld. However, staying informed and ensuring compliance can be difficult because laws and regulations are constantly changing.
That is why ET1Form.net has created The Definitive Video Guide to UK Employment Laws; so that employees themselves can easily understand UK employment laws or regulations and stay-up to date with the latest developments.
A Video Guide To UK Employment Laws
With the video guide that we will release, we want you to get a basic knowledge and clear understanding of the UK employment Laws and Your worker rights.
A Comprehensive System of Employment and Work Regulations
The UK has a comprehensive system of employment and work regulations that has evolved to safeguard the rights of employees and ensure they are treated fairly in their place of work.
Our video guide will include an overview of the main laws that govern employment in the UK:
- The Equality Act 2010 prohibits workplace discrimination;
- The Working Time Regulations 1998 limit the number of hours employees can work per week;
- The National Minimum Wage Act of 1998 establishes the minimum amount that employees must be paid for their work;
- The Employment Rights Act of 1996 grants employees certain rights such as the right to request flexible working arrangements, the right to parental leave, and the right to receive a written statement of employment terms.
Our video guide will also discuss the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, which requires employers to take steps to keep their employees safe and healthy at work and much more…
We hope to make it a valuable resource for employees and a reference material.
Employment laws in the UK go back to the late 19th century and continue to evolve to align with ever-changing societal values and needs.
However, despite all that, it is our view that there is often a significant disparity between the legal protection that the law provides and the actual experience of workers in the UK.
Employment law topics covered
Our video guide on UK Employment Laws will cover topics such as:
- Recruitment: Information on the rights available to prospective employees during the hiring process, including posting job openings, conducting interviews, and making job offers.
- Job contracts: Learn about the legal requirements for job contracts, such as the different types of contracts that employers can offer and the rights and obligations of both employers and employees under these contracts.
- Wages, salary, and payslips: Details on the minimum wage, salary, and payslip. Employers must provide an employee with a payslip for each pay period that includes certain detailed information about the employee’s pay.
- Holidays and sickness: Information on employee rights to vacation and sick leave, including the number of days employees are entitled and how to request and take leave.
- Working hours: Information about employees’ rights in relation to working hours, including maximum working hours, overtime, and rest breaks.
- Maternity and paternity: leave and pay information, including the amount of leave to which employees are entitled, how they can request and take leave, and the rights and obligations of employers in relation to maternity and paternity leave.
- Discrimination: Information about laws that protect employees from discrimination, including prohibited types of discrimination and the rights of employees who believe they have been victims of discrimination.
- Termination: Information about the rights of employees upon termination of employment, such as notice periods, redundancy pay, and unfair dismissal.
- Brexit: Information on how Brexit has affected the rights of workers and employers in the United Kingdom, as well as any additional steps that employers and employees may need to take to ensure compliance with employment laws since the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union.
A Series of Videos on UK Employment Laws
Our UK Employment Laws Guide will unfold in multiple video episodes as we have some important content to share with you. We want to explain things in a way that has not been done before.
These episodes will be organised in 3 sections.
SECTION 1 – A Summary of 10 Important Basic Rights that all employees must know and assert. This section will consist of a single video.
SECTION 2 – Our full UK Employment Laws Video Guide. This section will consist of a series of videos.
SECTION 3 – We will provide you with a list of free resources and PDF documents covering UK Employment Laws. You will be able to download them from this website.
While employees in higher-status positions tend to have good protection and great working conditions, the enforcement of employment laws is often weak in certain industries, leading to widespread inequality in the treatment of workers.
A big part of the problem is due to a lack of knowledge and experience . So, let’s share our knowledge and experience with you, starting with section 1.