Employment Law

Situations of harassment at work

The Equality Act 2010 is there to protect the individual from being harassed at work, whether this behaviour is coming from the employer or from the individual’s colleagues. It covers a variety of contexts including comments and behaviours that may be regarded as aggressive or offensive, even if this is presented in a joking manner.

Know your rights at work

Everyone within the workplace is protected by the law and enjoys a number of rights to ensure that they can get fair treatment from their employer. These rights will vary depending on the type of job you do, the employment contract you have with your employer and a variety of other factors. Your rights will depend both on what is stated in your contract and what is set down in law.

Job Interviews – Answering questionable questions

During job interviews employers have the chance to learn more about the applicant. However, there are some questions that they are not allowed to ask. The law is there to protect you and if you feel that you are being discriminated against, you are protected and are in no way obliged to answer such questions.