The Valla guide to
Your rights at work
Everyone has rights in the workplace. When employed, employee rights are the moral or legal entitlement an employee has that ensures fair treatment in the workplace.
Where to start
Treated unfairly at work? Here’s how to show your employer you mean business
When you’re treated badly at work and want your employer to make it right, it’s hard to know what to do next. Learn how to show your employer you mean business.
13 minute read
What are my rights returning to work after maternity leave?
Pregnancy and maternity is a protected characteristic under UK law, but discrimination still happens. We answer some common questions surrounding maternity leave.
10 minute read
I’ve been dismissed: what are my rights?
If you’ve lost your job, your first thought might be “was it fair”? In this article, we’ll help you understand if your dismissal was lawful and explain your rights.
11 minute read
Workplace rights guides
5 Examples of workplace behaviour that’s not okay
Everyone deserves to be treated with respect at work. If you are worried about how you are being treated, here are just a few examples of behaviour that is not ok.
13 minute read
Can I be forced back into the office after remote working?
For many of us, the thought of returning to an office environment might be worrying. Can your employer force you to?
12 minute read
What is the law around working hours and what does it mean for you?
It's not uncommon to work more than what you're contractually obligated to do. Understand your rights around work hours to recognise if you're being overworked.
12 minute read
What is workplace harassment and how is it different from bullying?
Bullying, harassment and discrimination have distinct meanings in UK law. Learn the differences, so you can gather the best evidence to defend yourself.
7 minute read
What is victimisation at work?
In the UK, there are laws to protect you from being disadvantaged because you’ve stood up against discrimination. Learn about victimisation now.
14 minute read
Reasonable adjustments at work on Scope
The Equality Act 2010 requires an employer to make reasonable adjustments to enable a disabled person to work. Learn more about adjustments that can be made with Scope.
18 minute read
Your pregnancy and maternity rights on Pregnant then Screwed
Learn about your rights during pregnancy and as a working parent so you know exactly where you stand and are able to challenge discrimination when you see it with Pregnant then Screwed.
3 minute read
Video lessons from Valla
Help a friend or colleague
Become a discrimination first aider
Become a first responder in times of crisis – someone that others can come to for help, trained in the basics of what rights employees have, discrimination law and work and what steps they can take next.
How to support friends having a tough time at work
Helping your friend or family member through work-related issues can be tricky. Find out how best you can support them during these tough times.
6 minute read