Employment Rights

Get information and guides on basic employment rights and common circumstances.

Your rights at work

This section of the website provides general guidance on employment rights and legislation.

The advice in these briefs provides some basic details on employment law. They do not attempt to describe every aspect, and should not be regarded as an authoritative statement of the law in any particular case.

TSSA members should, where necessary, seek advice from their staff reps, the TSSA Helpdesk or their Organising team.

In this section

Read our guides to find out about your rights at work

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Redundancy advice

TSSA can provide advice and support for members who find themselves in a redundancy situation.


TUPE regulations protect an employee's terms and conditions if their employer is taken over. Find out more here.

A guide to discrimination

Find out about the protected characteristics and discrimination that may lead to a claim for unlawful discrimination.

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Employment Tribunals

Find out about employment tribunals, how to make a claim, time limits, and TSSA legal support.

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Part time workers

Part time workers are protected from being treated worse than full-time workers doing similar jobs. Find out more here.

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Workers can ‘blow the whistle’ on their employers by reporting certain types of wrongdoing. Find out more here.

TSSA Helpdesk

0800 328 2673 United Kingdom

1800 805 272 Republic of Ireland

Helpdesk Enquiry Form

Member advice from our Helpdesk

If you are a TSSA member and are looking for advice or assistance in connection with your employment or membership, you can contact our Members’ Helpdesk.

We can advise on a range of workplace issues including; discipline and grievance hearing, maternity rights and redundancy.

Helpdesk opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Thursday  |  09:00 - 16:00 Friday

Please note: we cannot undertake to provide advice to non-members, to members of other unions, or to members on behalf of their partners/friends. If you are not yet a member, please join TSSA online.