Rights at Work

May 7, 2015

6862929_origEvery EU worker has certain minimum rights relating to:

Health and safety at work: general rights and obligations, workplaces, work equipment, specific risks and vulnerable workers

Equal opportunities for women and men: equal treatment at work, pregnancy, maternity leave, parental leave

Protection against discrimination based on sex, race, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation

Labour law: part-time work, fixed-term contracts, working hours, employment of young people, informing and consulting employees

Individual EU countries must make sure that their national laws protect these rights as laid down by EU employment laws – Directives.