The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
The DTI publish a number of very helpful and easy to read booklets.
These can be obtained by telephoning the:
- DTI Publications Office on: 0845 0150010
Alternatively, by post:
- Admail 528, London, SW1W 8YT
Booklets can also be obtained from
- Employment Service Jobcentres
Jobcentres can be found by looking for Employment Service
in the business numbers section of the telephone directory.
At the back of each booklet there is a more detailed list of publications
We list a few of the booklets available
- EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS FACT SHEET - REDUNDANCY
This fact sheet is clear and brief and answers the immediate questions.
- REDUNDANCY CONSULTATION AND NOTIFICATION (PL 833)
This booklet describes notification of redundancy, consultation with
employees' representatives, selection of these representatives if
necessary, timescales, information to be provided by employer, redress
where the employer fails to meet his obligations and notification
of the DTI.
- UNFAIRLY DISMISSED? (PL 712)
Explains dismissal, who can and who can not complain of unfair dismissal.
- FAIR AND UNFAIR DISMISSAL: A GUIDE FOR EMPLOYERS
- DISMISSAL FAIR OR UNFAIR? (URN 99/887)
- INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNAL Series of booklets (ITL)
Separate versions for (England and Wales) and (Scotland)
- UNDERSTANDING INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNALS
- WHAT DO INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNALS DO?
(ITL Booklet 1)
- HOW TO APPLY TO AN INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNAL
(ITL Booklet 2)
- WHAT TO DO IF TAKEN TO AN INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNAL
(ITL Booklet 3)
- HEARINGS AT INDUSTRIAL TRIBUNALS
(ITL Booklet 4)
UNION MEMBERSHIP AND NON-MEMBERSHIP RIGHTS
Trade Union members and elected employee representatives have a number
of rights to allow them to carry out their duties. Dismissal on the
grounds of this status or work carried out in this capacity could
be considered unfair by an employment tribunal. Representatives must
also be allowed a reasonable amount of paid time off work to carry
out their duties, access to the workforce concerned and work facilities.
- REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS (PL808)
Explains the entitlement to redundancy payments and conditions that
must be met. These include: length of continuous employment, age group,
weekly pay. A ready reckoner is provided for calculating the number
of weeks' pay due.
- RULES GOVERNING CONTINUOUS EMPLOYMENT AND A WEEK'S PAY
- WRITTEN STATEMENT OF EMPLOYMENT PARTICULARS
If a dispute arises over the start date of the continuous employment
- REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS SERVICE CHARTER (PL 918)
- HELPING WITH MEETING REDUNDANCY COSTS FOR EMPLOYERS IN FINANCIAL
- A GUIDE FOR EMPLOYERS (RPL2)
Explains the information required from the employer by the DTI before
they are able to consider if it is appropriate for them to step in.
The employer may be invited to visit the Redundancy Payment Office
to discuss the issues, or an officer may visit the workplace.
- YOUR RIGHTS IF YOUR EMPLOYER IS INSOLVENT (PL 718)
- FACING REDUNDANCY? - TIME OFF FOR JOB HUNTING OR TO ARRANGE TRAINING
(PL 703 )
- OFFSETTING PENSIONS AGAINST REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS - A GUIDE FOR EMPLOYERS
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