Employment Legislation & Policy


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Flexible working hours for civilian employees
Flexible working non-standard working hours for Service personnel
ACAS Helpline
Paternity leave rules (including adoptions) for Service personnel
Discrimination at work for civilian employees
Holiday entitlement: civilian employee rights

 

Flexible working hours for civilian employees

All employees with 26 weeks or more service can make a flexible working request. Employers have to address all requests in a "reasonable manner and they must have a sound business reason for rejecting a request. Please note that members of the Armed Forces are exempt from these rules. Read more

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Flexible working non-standard working hours for Service personnel

Many Army spouses tell AFF about the difficulties they have with childcare due to their soldier’s work commitments. AFF consistently argues this is a major barrier to spouse employment and evidence frequently shows that Army spouses are more likely to consider this a barrier to employment than their civilian counterparts. Read more

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ACAS Helpline

If you are having difficulties at work you may want to know about employment rights and rules, best practice or you may need advice about a dispute. ACAS can provide you with free impartial advice. For details of their helpline visit www.acas.org.uk.

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Paternity leave rules (including adoptions) for Service personnel

The rules allow parents to share up to a year’s leave. There are eligibility requirements and it is recommended that you read through the DIN (2011 DIN01-037) found on ArmyNet. Read more

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Discrimination at work for civilian employees

The law protects you from discrimination due to your age, gender, race, religion or beliefs, disability or sexual orientation. For more information and to determine your next course of action visit the Equality and Human Rights Commission website or the Direct Gov website. Read more

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Holiday entitlement: civilian employee rights

Almost all workers have a right to a minimum of 5.6 weeks paid annual leave, but your employer may offer more. Read more

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