Source: Citizens Advice

Having a job is an essential part of most people’s lives. When you are in work, you can be faced with many difficult issues, so it is essential to know what your rights are. Here you can find out more about those rights and how to solve problems. 

Coronavirus – being furloughed if you can’t work

Check if your employer can pay you through the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme – also called being a ‘furloughed’ worker. Find out how much you could get, and other ways to increase your income.

Coronavirus – if you have problems getting your furlough pay

What to do if you’ve been furloughed but haven’t been paid yet. Check when you should get paid and what to do if you’ve had the wrong amount.

Coronavirus – if you’re self-employed

Find out what help you can get if you’re self-employed and your income has dropped because of coronavirus.

Coronavirus – if you’re worried about working

Check what to do if you’re worried about being safe at work because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Also what to do if you’re pregnant, or if you or someone you live with has a health condition.

Coronavirus – if you need to be off work to care for someone

What to do if you have to be off work caring for someone whose care has stopped because of coronavirus (COVID-19). This might be because their school is closed or a carer can’t come.

Rights at work

Your basic rights including pay, contracts, holiday and sick pay, agency workers’ rights, flexible working and parental rights.

Leaving a job

Get help if you’ve been dismissed or are being made redundant. You can also check how to solve problems with resigning from a job and getting a job reference.

Problems at work

Discrimination at work

Check if you’re being discriminated against in the workplace and find out how to solve your problem.

If you’re injured because of an accident at work

What to do if you’ve had an accident at work.

Check your rights at work if you’re under 18

Young people’s rights to working hours, rest breaks, pay, and holiday. Find out what types of work 16 and 17 year olds can do.