If you’re told you’re at risk of redundancy, do you know where to go to find out your rights, check what notice and pay you’re entitled to and what you can do if you want to appeal the decision? We’ve negotiated some of the best job security terms in the industry and we’re experienced in supporting members at such a critical time. Or maybe you want to volunteer for redundancy – how does that work?
If you have a problem (grievance) at work, it’s usually a good idea to raise it informally first. Getting things sorted out as quickly and as close to the problem as possible is often the best way for all concerned. But what if you’ve tried your best and nothing’s changed?
Most of us don’t go to work to cause problems or deliberately break the rules, but sometimes things happen that land us in hot water. Your employer will have a procedure for dealing with unacceptable or improper behaviour and there are minimum standards that must be followed.
You may have questions about certain policies and what your entitlements might be - for example sick pay provision. Check out our help centre for simple guidance on some of your employers policies.
Have a disability and want to know more about your rights at work? Or, are you unsure what a disability is, and whether your health condition is considered as such? Take a look at our interactive guidance to find out more, including how to get support.
Discrimination means treating a person unfairly because of who they are or because they possess certain characteristics. If you’ve been treated differently from other people only because of who you are or because you possess certain characteristics, you may have been discriminated against.
Bullying and harassment is behaviour that makes someone feel intimidated or offended. Bullying itself is not against the law, but harassment is. What should you do if you think you’re being bullied or harassed?
Your contract of employment or your employer’s internal policy may allow your employer to change your working hours or shift pattern if they follow the correct process. Your contract may also state that, provided you’re given a fixed amount of notice, your working pattern can be changed.
Keeping you healthy and safe at work is a top priority and never more important as we navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. Through our network of elected workplace reps and our team of paid officials, we’ve got your back.
Working from home has become a reality for many of our members. Take a look at our handy guide to help you deal with the change.
The autumn and winter months can feel bleak, especially for those with mental health issues. This guide provides some positive actions that we can all use to help ourselves and each other.
The coronavirus is affecting the way many of us live our lives every day and continues to cut many people off from others. There are some things that we can all do to help ourselves and others during this difficult time.
Thinking about your future career, reskilling, or wanting to update your CV? Accord's guide will help you find the right support for you. We've also got information on bumping and retirement planning.
So, your workplace doesn’t have a rep, and you’re thinking about becoming one. Take a look at our interactive guide to find out what a rep does, and whether it's right for you. You'll hear from some of our reps about their experiences too.