Employment rights

Employment Rights

When you work you sometimes have to deal with difficult situations or issues. Knowing your rights at work can help you to deal with the problems and issues you may face.

City Advice can help you with your rights on work related issues, including redundancy, dismissals and any form of discrimination if you live, work or study in the City of London. We can help with:

Redundancy and dismissal
• Contracts and working hours
• Workplace pensions
• Holidays, time off, sick leave, maternity and paternity leave
• Discrimination in the workplace

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update and information

Our face-to-face advice surgeries are now closed but we are still operating a limited service by telephone and email. Here are useful information guides that regularly updated with the latest developments.

Read the latest government information


Here you can find the full guidance from the Government on what you need to do, the support available and procedures you need to follow.
Visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Check if you’re entitled to sick pay

Citizens Advice

Find out the details about what you are entitled to in terms of sick pay due to the coronavirus

Find out if you’re entitled to sick pay

Call the our advice line on 020 7392 2919 (Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm)

The ACAS website has a range of information, advice and other services devoted to preventing and resolving employment disputes.

The Direct Gov website has a section on working, jobs and pensions related services

How we’ve helped others with their employment rights issues

“I emailed City Advice for help about a dispute with my employer over statutory sick pay. I became ill due to complications with my pregnancy but my employer refused to pay me for any sick days as I hadn’t told them I was pregnant. I didn’t know what my rights were but thankfully City Advice were able to explain my entitlements and they also helped me to draft a letter to my employer. It worked, my employer paid me all my statutory sick pay which was such a relief.”

Rahanna, City Advice client

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