All workers have rights. These rights apply to full-time and part-time workers.

Generally, all workers have the right to:

  • receive National Minimum Wage (from April 2018, £7.830 per hour for workers aged 25+ years);
  • receive written statement of terms known as a Contact of Employment;
  • receive itemised pay slips;
  • receive paid holidays (at least 5 weeks or 25 days a year for full-time staff);
  • have rest breaks;
  • not be required to work more than 48 hours a week;
  • protection against unlawful discrimination.

Visit Your Rights at Work to help you understand your rights at work.

Trades Unions are worker’s associations who protect their members’ rights and interests. For a small fee they provide legal advice and support to members, and help them if they have problems at work.

Find out about joining a union here:

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Last Updated: 29 June 2018

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