Young Workers

Employment rights in the UK differ by age, with younger workers afforded extra protection, depending on their age. There are restrictions too, however (e.g. the youngest prohibited from doing certain jobs, lower minimum wage rates, etc.).

Also see our section on Apprenticeships, which relates to younger workers.

Further Information

Young workers: Know your rights leaflet

workSMART Know Your Rights

Download the workSMART guide Know Your Rights: Young People at Work (PDF, 1.31MB).