This page is addressed to a parent who is looking at our precedent pages and who needs more help. Equally, the information below may be useful for a generalist adviser.
Working Families' website has more information on pregnancy, maternity and family friendly rights.
If you are running your case yourself without the help of an adviser, the following publications are useful for reference.
Books, publications and websites
Employment law an advisers handbook; Lewis; Legal Action 2013
Maternity and Parental Rights; Palmer, Wade and others; Legal Action 2006
Employment Tribunal Claims: Tactics and Precedents; Cunningham, Reed; Legal Action 2009. The book has an associated website
For more information about the employment tribunal process see the London Law Centre's claimant's companion at on the EHRC website at http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/uploaded_files/Questionnaire_guides/dscrm_claimants_companion_jan12_final.doc
Employment Tribunal claim forms are available on the HM Courts and Tribunal Service website. Further details are on the page about making an employment tribunal claim.
The Equality Act 2010 questionnaire is available on the Direct Gov website.
Free Representation at a tribunal hearing
The following may be able to arrange for you to be represented at the final hearing. In order to obtain help from these agencies, you will need to be referred by either an advice agency or a solicitor. If you want to find free representation, you should try to find someone to represent you as soon as the employment tribunal has given you a hearing date(s).