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Employee Rights – Free Online Tool

As an Employee, you have the right to work without discrimination and harassment.

Your Employment Rights – Our easy to use, Free Online Tool, will quickly guide you to the online help you need as an Employee understand your rights with advice and Information provided by ACAS, .Gov and Citizens Advice.

As an Employee you have the legal right to equal opportunity of workplace benefits, promotions, fair wages and fair treatment without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief or other characteristic and these rights are protected by law primarily in the Equality Act 2010 and the Employment Rights Act 1996.

Also you can view our Guide to how to approach Problems at Work here.

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The employer may wish to withdraw an offer of employment for a number of reasons, for example, because:

  • Its business requirements have changed.
  • It has unexpectedly received information about the applicant which casts doubt on the desirability of employing them.
  • One of the matters on which the offer was expressed to be conditional, such as receipt of satisfactory references, has not been fulfilled.

You could ask the potential employer the reason for the offer being withdrawn. If you believe that their reason could be for a potentially discriminatory reason, i.e. because they became aware you suffered from a medical condition and did not want to take you on because of that, then you may potentially have a claim for unlawful disability discrimination, however you would need evidence to support your allegation.

If on the other hand, the employer’s business requirements have changed, subject to your potential employer paying you the notice you would have been entitled to receive had you started work for them, then that would be the entirety of your claim.

Unless an employee has previous relevant continuous service (e.g. with the same or an associated employer) the employee will not have sufficient continuous service to bring an ordinary unfair dismissal claim. However , there are exceptions, e.g. claims for automatically unfair dismissal, where an employee does not need to fulfil any qualifying period of service to bring an unfair dismissal claim, i.e. if the reason for the offer being withdrawn is a discriminatory reason.

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Sometimes Employers don’t follow the regulations and in these cases, you can use your Employee Rights to seek compensation from your employer.

It is important to gain an understanding of if you are likely to have a claim, before incurring the cost of an employment Solicitor and there are services available to the employee to help with this.

This information page is designed to guide you to resources that could help. This page can’t directly provide legal advice on your situation as we aren’t responsible for the advice provided by third-party resources. If you need bespoke legal advice on your situation, please call us to arrange a meeting with one of our Specialist Employment Solicitors.