Employment law is the area of law regulating the relationship between employers and employees, including what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do, and employees’ rights at work.

Here you’ll find information on the development of employment law, new and amended statutes and statutory rates as well as topic pages with resources covering the legal requirements, checks and processes involved in recruitment; the terms and conditions of employment; data protection; holidays, working hours and pay; health and safety regulations; maternity and parental rights; discrimination; discipline, grievance and dismissal procedures; whistleblowing; employment tribunals; Tupe; and redundancy.

About employment law

Access information on recent and forthcoming legislation, statutory rates, as well as resources explaining how employment law is made and the court system

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Employment law topics

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Dismissal

Information on how employers can avoid problems when dismissing people, including termination of contract, unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal

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