TUC Guide: Basic rights and contracts

We all have rights at work, which are guaranteed by law. When working people understand their rights and stand together to ensure they’re respected, everyone is better off.

Your rights at work come from two main places. First, you have statutory rights, which are rights guaranteed by law. Then you have contractual rights, which are contained in your contract of employment. Your contract of employment can’t take away any of your statutory rights.

Your rights can be broken into two main groups: individual rights, such as protection against discrimination, and group rights, such as union recognition.

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