Your rights and responsibilities

Your rights at work The Employment Rights Act of 1996 brought together legislation about the individual rights of employees under one major Act. If you have any questions about your rights, this piece of legislation – with its subsequent amendments – is where you will probably find the answer. The categories include:

  • Discrimination
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Sex and Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Religion
  • Age

Your rights - helpful links

The website has a range of information on employment rights (click on employment):

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) – Brandon House, 180 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LW. Helpline: 08457 47 47 47. Textphone: 08456 06 16 00. Can provide advice on issues relating to employee rights at work. Acas’s website has lots of useful information on your rights:

The Equality and Human Rights Commission website - - can provide information about your right to equal treatment, and what to do about discrimination on the grounds of disability, age, gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation or race.

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