Advice centre

Welcome to Community’s advice centre. We’ve collated all our advice and guidance for members here so you can get advice on the issues affecting you at work. Just click any of the buttons below for help.

Please note: legislation can vary across the UK, so members should seek advice from the Members’ Service Centre or their regional team when in any doubt.

The basics
Workers' rights 101
Workers' rights 101
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Understanding your contract
Understanding your contract
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Working hours
Working hours
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Career planning
Career planning
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The right to join a union
The right to join a union
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Virtual interviews
Virtual interviews
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Industrial action
Industrial action
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Retirement & pensions
Retirement & pensions
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Retirement & pensions
Retirement & pensions
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Dealing with debt
Dealing with debt
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Wages
Wages
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Being consulted
Being consulted
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References
References
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The right to be accompanied
The right to be accompanied
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Difficulties at work
Bullying and harassment
Bullying and harassment
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Disciplinaries
Disciplinaries
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Dismissal
Dismissal
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Disputes
Disputes
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Grievances
Grievances
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Insolvency
Insolvency
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Managing difficult relationships at work
Managing difficult relationships at work
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Redundancy
Redundancy
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Restructures
Restructures
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Saying 'no' to your employer
Saying 'no' to your employer
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Settlement agreements
Settlement agreements
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Terminal illness at work
Terminal illness at work
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Whistleblowing
Whistleblowing
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Time off
Time off work
Time off work
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Holidays
Holidays
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Sickness
Sickness
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Maternity, paternity and adoption
Maternity, paternity and adoption
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Shared parental leave
Shared parental leave
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Work life balance
Work life balance
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Different ways of working
Employment status
Employment status
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Agency workers and umbrella companies
Agency workers and umbrella companies
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Working from home
Working from home
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Hybrid working
Hybrid working
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Temporary and fixed-term workers
Temporary and fixed-term workers
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Flexible working
Flexible working
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Lone working
Lone working
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Term-time only workers
Term-time only workers
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Zero hours contracts
Zero hours contracts
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Rights that change over time
Your first two years
Your first two years
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Applying for a job
Applying for a job
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Health & safety
Risk assessments
Risk assessments
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Asbestos
Asbestos
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Assaults and injuries at work
Assaults and injuries at work
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Fire safety
Fire safety
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Health and safety
Health and safety
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Health and safety
Health and safety
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Temperature and the weather
Temperature and the weather
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Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
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Technology
CCTV in the workplace
CCTV in the workplace
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Social media at work
Social media at work
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Equalities
Menopause
Menopause
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Pregnancy, new mothers and redundancy
Pregnancy, new mothers and redundancy
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Mental health
Mental health
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Tackling racism
Tackling racism
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Equal pay and pay gaps
Equal pay and pay gaps
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Disability and redundancy
Disability and redundancy
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Reasonable adjustments
Reasonable adjustments
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Time off work for trans healthcare
Time off work for trans healthcare
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Gender pronouns
Gender pronouns
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Workers of faith
Workers of faith
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LGBT+ rights
LGBT+ rights
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Discrimination
Discrimination
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Sector specific guidance
Policy podcast (England)
Policy podcast (England)
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Self-employed workers' rights 101
Self-employed workers' rights 101
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Asbestos in schools
Asbestos in schools
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Burgundy Book
Burgundy Book
Conditions of services for school teachers in England and Wales
Teaching differences between nations/regions
Teaching differences between nations/regions
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Classroom support staff
Classroom support staff
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Interview advice
Interview advice
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Controlling and restraining pupils
Controlling and restraining pupils
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CV writing
CV writing
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DBS checks
DBS checks
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Disqualification by association
Disqualification by association
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Exam invigilation
Exam invigilation
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Medicines
Medicines
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Observations
Observations
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Pensions (education and early years)
Pensions (education and early years)
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PREVENT
PREVENT
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Professional registration in Wales
Professional registration in Wales
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Redeployment in Scotland
Redeployment in Scotland
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SEND/ALN
SEND/ALN
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Soulbury
Soulbury
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Teacher regulations
Teacher regulations
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TUPE
TUPE
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Types of nurseries
Types of nurseries
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Types of schools
Types of schools
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Violence against staff
Violence against staff
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Voice care
Voice care
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IR35
IR35
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Late payments
Late payments
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Setting up a business
Setting up a business
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Tax returns
Tax returns
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Company structure
Company structure
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