Employment Law: Why it exists?
Although the history of labour laws started long before, the 19th century was an active time for people working in the UK. In 1875, deeds such as the Master and Servant Act became a true symbol and a powerful source of recognition. A greater level of protection was required to ensure the health and safety of workers. As well as a proper and serious understanding of unfair practices that occurred in the workplace.
After these powerful reflections of UK labour people began realising that they deserved fair rights in workplace. Although we are still striving for perfection, we have come along way. Employment Law is vital in the pursuit of equality, fairness and high standards of health and safety for workers and employers.
Whether we are actively seeking support for a case of unfair treatment in the workplace or not, employment law is and should be working for us all the time. That is the beauty of its evolution.
When does Employment Law work?
- Employment law works during the hiring process:
- in your breaks and holiday allowance;
- part of your maternity leave entitlement, sick days, redundancy packages and salary discrepancies.
What is Employment Law?
- It’s the relationship between the employer and employee;
- Regulation of communication, of knowing your rights, of refusing to do work that is deemed unsafe, illegal or discreditable.
- The assurance of appropriate treatment and mutual understanding; and
- Thread that ensures employers and employees are treated well, safely and in direct alignment with the law.
The legal area of employment Law is complex and applies to so many parts of your day to day routine. Having support will make all the difference between getting what you are entitled to and what you actually get.
How Seeking Professional Advice Could Make All the Difference
Laws and legislation change, entitlements vary and circumstances can be unique to your situation. We will understand your rights and provide sound guidance, mediation, advice and direction.
Belinda and her team are more than happy to help.