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Employment Rights Act 1996

The Employment Rights Act (ERA) was passed by the UK Parliament in 1996.

Summary of the Act

It confers the following rights to UK citizens:

  • The workers right to see details of their particulars of employment (pay statements etc).
  • Paid time off work for public duties (eg jury duty), ante natal care, and training.
  • To be given a written notice of dismissal and an appropriate notice period.
  • Dismissal related to pregnancy, maternity or other forms of parental leave, dismissal related to a request for flexible working, and dismissal related to health and safety or asserting statutory rights (such as having raised a formal grievence procedure, or having raised an Employment tribunal) are to be considered automatically unfair under the ERA. Any worker dismissed in these circumstances can claim for unfair dismissal.

See Also

External links

  • The full text of the act
  • A summary of the rights conferred by the act
  • A summary of the rights conferred by all relevant UK employment legislation