Know Your Rights in the Workplace

'Know Your Rights in the Workplace' is an afternoon of speakers and workshops, giving you the chance to learn about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace; and what you can do should you feel these are not being considered. 

This is a great chance for you to find out about what rights are and where they come from. We will look at some of the key principles around rights in the workplace and you will have the chance to ask those in the know any questions that you have so that you are as prepared as possible before going into the workplace.


Location: Babbage 002 

14:00-14:30: Arrival with tea and coffee

14:30-14:40: Welcome – Davide Bertelli (Student Union) and Siwan Tyack (Careers & Employability Service)

14:40-15:10: Opening speaker - Margaret Prior, “Rights and Fairness at work – what are rights, where do they come from and who protects them?"

15:10-16:10: Workshops – Session 1

16:10-16:30: Break with tea and coffee

16:30-17:30: Workshops – Session 2

17:30-18:00: Q&A and closing remarks

During the afternoon you will have the choice to attend two of the following workshops:

  • Harassment, bullying, and discrimination in the workplace

  • Dealing confidently with disclosure when completing application forms and attending interviews

  • Flexible working and leave (including maternity, paternity, adoption leave, grievance etc.).

  • The role of Trade Unions in supporting employees in the workplace

  • The potential impact of Brexit on employment rights

We look forward to welcoming you to this event, delivered by the University of Plymouth's Student Union and the Careers & Employability Service. If you have any questions, please email