Discrimination as a parent/carer
Understand what to do if you have been treated unfairly because you are pregnant, have a new baby, are caring for a dependant or exercised one of your statutory parental rights.
Right not to be disadvantaged You have a right not to be put at a disadvantage by your employer – “not to be subjected to any detriment” as the law puts it – because of an SPL-related reason. So your employer cannot disadvantage you because you have taken SPL or have sought to take SPL, […]
This precedent claim form deals with being dismissed when you are pregnant and covers these issues: unfair dismissal; failings in the grievance and disciplinary process; discrimination; and completing tribunal claim forms – box 8.2. Precedent: body of claim form I started work for the respondent in March 2005 and I was promoted to hotel manager […]
This precedent covers refusal to allow a father to work flexibly and resignation as a result.
When your employer offers you a job less paid (or with less responsibilities) – Parental Rights and Demotion FAQs
I/ I’m due to return from maternity or shared parental leave but have been refused my old job back because of a reorganisation. I’m being offered an alternative role but the only job being offered is very much lower in status and responsibilities. Should I take it? What can I claim? II/ I’m due to […]
A comprehensive guide to the law and flexible working for employees.
A guide for employees about maternity discrimination.
Information on how to complete the discrimination questionnaire under the Equality Act 2010.
If you have been discriminated against during pregnancy or maternity, what are your rights?
Information for workers bringing discrimination cases on asking their employer a series of questions on a standard form.