As a PA it is likely that you will be employed directly by families. Being a PA is just like any other job and therefore as an employee you are entitled to certain legal rights from your employer.

As an employee you are entitled to the following basic rights:

  • The national minimum wage
  • An itemised payslip
  • Paid annual leave (5.6 weeks pro rata)

You are also entitled to protection against:

  • Discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Equal pay for work of equal value
  • Unlawful deductions from pay
  • Dismissal because of pregnancy or whistle-blowing.

Some rights depend on your length of service:

  • Statutory Maternity Pay after 6 months employment
  • Paternity Leave after 6 months employment
  • Unpaid Parental Leave after 1 years’ employment
  • Redundancy payments after 2 years employment

The Direct Payment Service recommends you take a look at Direct Gov and the ACAS website for more detailed information on employment rights.