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 2009
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 a more detailed guide to the questionnaire process if sex discrimination happened before 1st October 2010, see SDA and Equal Pay Questionnaires: How to use the questionnaire procedure in cases of sex discrimination in employment by Tamara Lewis (although please note that this applies to questionnaires served under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. The law changed as at 1st October 2010 when the Equality Act 2010 came into force, and so sections of the guidance by Tamara Lewis may be out of date).
You may need guidance on completing a questionnaire if discrimination happenend after 1st October 2010.
For more information about the employment tribunal process see the London Law Centre's Claimant's Companion.
Employment Tribunal claim forms (ET1) are available on the HM Courts and Tribunal Service website.
Equality Act 2010 questionnaires are available on the Home Office Equalities 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).