Legal advice and support as a teacher or trainer

Understanding your employment rights in the Further Education (FE) and Training sector is crucial if you are being treated unfairly or missing out on benefits you are entitled to.

Every organisation has the responsibility of following certain rules and regulations, but unfortunately this does not mean they always get it right. Your employment rights will also vary depending on the kind of job you do, the contract you have with your employer, as well as your statutory rights.

Terms and conditions relating to hours or work, leave, and disciplinary rules, will also differ according to whether you are an employee, a worker, an agency worker or self-employed. (The basic statutory employment framework can be found in the Employment Rights Act 1996.)

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