There are lots of situations where we need to know our rights. For example, at work; should I have a contract of employment, how many hours can my employer make me work, what about the minimum wage?
Other times where you might want to know about your rights include:
Dealing with the police, if you have a problem with something you bought or if you feel you were discriminated against, maybe at school or college, or at work? There are many laws to help protect your right to be treated equally regardless of age, disability, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, sex or sexuality, including employment equality legislation.
You can get more legal advice and information from the Children's Legal Centre
There is also information on the Liberty Your Rights website
Find out more about:
- Buying Things
- Learning to Drive
- Your Rights at 16+
- Rights of Offenders
- Victim Support
- Your Rights at Work
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