Policies and Legislation

Policies and Legislation

What are your rights during weather / travel disruption?
Here are a few links to websites about your rights during periods of bad weather when travel is disrupted. Basically, you are not automatically entitled to pay if you are not able to get to work because of bad weather. The official line from Direct.gov on employees' rights around travel disruption can be found here:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/Timeoffandholidays/DG_184199
Here is a link to ACAS:
http://www.acas.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2797
TUC's advice can be found at:
http://www.tuc.org.uk/workplace/tuc-17391-f0.cfm
The Communities Department has published 'Guidance on community action
during severe weather', which "challenges misconceptions about health and
safety laws getting in the way of action and volunteering" along with
contacts for useful charities and tips on how to volunteer. You can find this at:
http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/severeweatherguidance