Employment Law

What is employment law?

Employment law refers to the laws concerning the relationship between employees / workers and their employer, derived from legislation and case law. Many UK worker rights originate from European law, for example aspects of working time regulation, data protection, and discrimination in the workplace.

Employee, worker or self-employed?

In the UK your employment rights are determined by your employment status. A person may be an employee, worker or self-employed. Employees have the most statutory employment rights compared to workers. Determining your employment status is therefore an important first step to establishing which employment law rights you have.

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Mums paid 3% less per child

There's been lots of coverage about the employment gender pay gap following the introduction of the gender pay gap regulations earlier this year but...
worker status

Union supports Claimants in latest gig economy employment tribunal action

The GMB union has launchedĀ proceedings against delivery company DX. The claimants in the case argue they are being denied their rights as workers. A 'worker' is...


This page contains information on employee rights at work, including: employment contracts, pay and bonuses, restrictive covenants, confidentiality, data protection, redundancy, performance management, unfair dismissal, disciplinary and grievance procedures, time-off work, holidays, sickness, pregnancy, maternity, and discrimination.

This page contains legal articles and expert opinion on employment law in England and Wales. The contents of this website are for guidance only and are not intended to be (nor do no amount to) legal advice. If you require legal advice you should consult an employment solicitor without delay.