As a jobseeker or current employee, you are protected by employment law. But, what exactly is the employment law, when does it apply to you and what are some of the things it covers? In this blog, we’ll explain what it is, who its for and the scenarios in which it most commonly applies.
Put simply, the employment law is a set of rules and regulations business owners must comply with in regards to their employees. It covers employee rights, and the responsibilities and obligations of the employer. Employment law applies in all sorts of cases relating to discrimination, health and safety, equality and more.
Employment law covers both existing employees and candidates within the hiring process. Even if you are not yet employed, you are still protected by these laws and plenty of the rules and regulations exist specifically to help ensure candidates are treated fairly and none have an unfair advantage. Another important thing to note is that, in general, employment law focuses on the best interest for employees rather than the employer themselves.
So, if you’re currently employed or are a potential employee, you are protected by the UK’s current employment laws.
The UK’s employment law is vast and covers hundreds of areas and is applicable in way more scenarios than we can talk about here. However, we’ll quickly cover the main cases in which employment law comes into action;
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