Rights at work (UK)

Guidance on rights at work in the UK.

Discrimination and equality, including protected characteristics

Protection against discrimination in England, Wales and Scotland is provided by the Equality Act 2010, which brought together a number of different pieces of legislation.

Employment contracts

In the UK, whichever employment status you fall into, your rights might come from your contract of employment, if you have one.

Employment status

In the UK, your legal rights in the workplace depend on whether you are classed as an ‘employee’, ‘self-employed’ or a ‘worker’.

Holidays and holiday pay

As your entitlement to holidays and holiday pay in the UK is based on EU law, it is at risk from Brexit.

Working hours and breaks

Workers' rights in the UK around working hours and breaks are among those most at risk from Brexit.