PA Network Scotland

Your Rights at Work – a guide for PA’s and their Employers

This is a guide to your basic employment rights when employed as a Personal Assistant and your responsibilities if employing a Personal Assistant.

From your first day at work you are entitled to:

  • Itemised pay statement
  • National minimum wage (please refer to for updated NMW rates)
  • Time off for holidays and breaks
  • Time off for ante-natal visits
  • 52 weeks maternity leave
  • Written reasons for dismissal during pregnancy/maternity leave
  • To join a trade union like UNISON

Download our full PDF Guide to Rights at work (PDF)

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