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Your rights and working safely

​​Once employed, your rights as a worker are protected by UK law.

Some rights take immediate effect, some are conditional on how long you work. You should expect the following from your employer. These are your employment rights. 

You are entitled to: 

They have more information about your rights in Ukrainian and Russian and have a helpline if you need to report any problems. 

Report problems with an employer to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority by calling 0800 432 0804.

Modern slavery 

Slavery is a word for when one person obtains or forces another person to work for them against their wishes. 

If you wish to report any concerns, call the UK Modern Slavery and Exploitation helpline on 08000 121 700 or report online.​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window​​

There are Ukrainian and Russian translators available. You can find more information on the 
Unseen ( website.​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window

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