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When Ronald Beavers was vice president of McDonalds US, he famously boasted that crew members, “have no guaranteed employment rights. They do not have guaranteed employment or guaranteed conditions of employment”. Well, he was almost telling the truth. But you do have some rights, about three of them.

If you think you are being treated illegally at work, then you might want to try our magnificent online survey, “are you being screwed at work?”

Alternatively, please select from the sections listed below if you have a specific query.

Discrimination, Victimisation and Harassment

Money- Unpaid labour, Bonuses, Wage Deductions, Minimum Wage, Sick Pay, Holiday Pay, Maternity Pay, Paternity Pay

Discipline and dismissal- Disciplinary procedure, Right to be accompanied, Written explanation of dismissal, Wrongful and unfair dismissal

Safety at work- Unsafe practices, Dangerous tasks, Phoning in sick, Accidents at work

Hours of work- General, Schedule, Work Times Regulations, Rest Periods, Breaks, Time Off, Holidays, Sunday Shifts

Unannounced Compulsory Overtime/ “Staying On”

Information on what to do if you are being treated illegally and you don’t like it

Information on what to do if you are being treated legally and you don’t like it!

These pages are ‘use at your own risk’! We’re burger flippers not lawyers and we strongly recommend you consult a ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor before doing anything crazy. We can also only provide a superficial over view here. More detailed information on employment law can be found at:

These pages are based on UK and EU law but some of the information will be relevant in the US and elsewhere. For information on US employment rights, see:

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