Over the previous 4 decades there have been significant changes in the area of Employment Law. Employment Tribunals now deal with a huge variety of issues and complaints.
As an employee you acquire certain rights. These include:
- the right not to be unfairly dismissed
- the right not to be constructively dismissed
- the right not to be unfairly selected for redundancy
- the right not to be unfairly dismissed on health and safety grounds
- the right not to be unfairly dismissed for asserting a statutory right
- the right not to be discriminated against on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage in civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or believe, sex and sexual orientation.
- the right to receive your wages
- the right to receive equal pay for equal work
- the right to paid annual leave
In the event that your employer breaches any of these rights then there is a mechanism for you to find out if you have a right of action against your employer. Employment Tribunals are available for employees to bring their complaints and for the Tribunal to make awards of compensation in the event that the employee is successful with their claim.