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Employment

Employment

EMPLOYMENT TERMS AND RIGHTS

By law, every employee, whether full-time, part-time, agency worker or freelancer, is entitled to a certain set of basic rights and conditions at work. These basic rights are separate from any rights granted by an employment contract.

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INCOME TAX

Income Tax is a tax on income. Not all income is taxable and you’re only taxed on ‘taxable income’ above a certain level. However there are reliefs and allowances that can reduce the amount of tax you pay and in some cases mean you’ve no tax to pay.

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CITIZENS ADVICE

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems. Their network of independent charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.

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WORKPLACE DISPUTES AND GRIEVANCES

Problems with your employer are usually either grievances – when you raise your concerns, problems or complaints with your employer or disciplinaries – when your employer has concerns about your work, conduct or absence.

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DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

The Equality Act 2010 brings together previous legislation such as the Race Relations Act and the Disability Discrimination Act and provides a more consistent approach to ensure all workers are treated fairly, consistently and considerately.

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BULLYING & HARRASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

Any kind of bullying and harassment can be both unpleasant and humiliating for an employee and disruptive in the workplace. Harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010 but if you are being bullied or harassed it can be difficult to know how to go about reporting it.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE

Employers have responsibilities for the health and safety of their employees. They are also responsible for any visitors to their premises such as customers, suppliers and the general public. As an employee you have rights but you also have responsibilities for your own well-being and that of your colleagues

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TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP

Trade unions aim to represent the interests of people at work and negotiate with employers for better terms and conditions for their members.

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