Employment law quiz

Employment law quiz

1. True or False: An Employment contract must always be in writing.

2. What is the maximum limit that can be claimed for a breach of contract in an employment tribunal?
a. 20,000
b. 25,000
c. 50,000
d. 150,000

3. What is the qualifying period of continuous service required to bring an unfair dismissal claim?
a. 3 months
b. 6 months
c. 12 months
d. 24 months

4. True or False: The maximum compensatory award for an unfair dismissal claim is 66,200.

5. What is the qualifying period of service for a Redundancy Payment?
a. 3 months
b. 6 months
c. 12 months
d. 24 months

6. True or False: The statutory limit on a week’s pay for redundancy payments is 300.

7. True or False: Employees do not have a legal right to work beyond the age of 65.

8. True or False: Employees over 65 who are made redundant qualify for redundancy payments.

9. How long is Ordinary Maternity Leave?
a. 13 weeks
b. 18 weeks
c. 26 weeks
d. 52 weeks

10. To qualify for Additional Maternity Leave is it necessary to have worked for the same employer for:
a. six months (26 weeks) leading up to the 25th week of pregnancy
b. nine months (39 weeks) leading up to the 12th week of pregnancy
c. twelve months (52 weeks) leading up to the 9th week of pregnancy
d. one year

11. Which of the following is a not a valid reason to bring an unlawful discrimination case against your employer:
a. gender or gender reassignment
b. race
c. religion
d. hair colour

12. True or False: An employer can treat you less favourably because you work part time or because you work on a fixed time contract.


1. False. An employment contract does not always have to be in writing. It can also be created via an oral agreement made as the result of an offer by the employer and acceptance by the employee.

2. b

3. d (With effect from 6 April 2012, employees whose contracts started on or after that date must have been employed for two years in order to claim unfair dismissal).

4. False. The current maximum compensatory award is 76,674.

5. d

6. False. The correct answer is 464.

7. False. Default retirement age (formerly 65) has been phased out – most people can now work for as long as they want to.

8. True

9. c

10. a

11. d

12. False

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