Legal factsheets

Our factsheets provide introductory guidance on a wide range of HR issues. They offer a starting point for further research and updated regularly. Some are available to CIPD members only.

For a weekly round up of the latest developments in employment law go to our Latest news in employment law. More legal resources can be found in our Employment Law at Work area.

Factsheets with legal content

Absence measurement and management

Age and employment

Bribery Act 2010

Contracts of employment

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

Data protection

Disability and employment

Discipline and grievances at work

Disclosure and Barring Service


Employing overseas workers

Employment law developments in 2014 and 2015

Employment law: EU impact

Employment law: the court system

Employment law: key differences between Northern Ireland and Great Britain 

Employment tribunals

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

Equal pay

Equality Act 2010

Flexible working

Harassment and bullying at work

How UK employment law is made

Immigration law changes

Maternity, paternity and adoption rights

Mental health in the workplace

Occupational pensions: a strategic overview

Pre-employment checks

Race, religion and employment


Retention of HR records

Sex discrimination, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and employment

Shared parental leave

Stress and mental health at work

Transfer of undertakings (TUPE)


Working hours and time off work

You can also see the full list of all our factsheet titles in date order, and an alphabetical list of all our HR resources.