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Free workshop – helping parents in employment

6 Mar 2018 | 9.30am to 1pm | Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, Adelaide House, London Bridge, London EC4R 9HA

Half day training for advisers provided by Advising Communities, Cambridge House Law Centre, Southwark Law Centre and Working Families

Using case studies of working parents facing employment problems, this half day training aims to equip you with skills for advising parents on in-work benefits and parental rights. Provided by local employment solicitors and benefit specialists, the training will give you a hands-on opportunity to consider practical solutions as well as legal remedies to work problems. It is a useful follow-up training for those who attended our session in September 2017, but requires no prior expertise and is suitable for both generalist and specialist advisers and volunteers.

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Case studies will cover some of the following:

General employment rights on maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave; eligibility, pay and benefits and where to go if there are problems.

Discrimination against parents at work: what is pregnancy and maternity discrimination, how to challenge employers, the rules on discrimination by association with a disabled child.

Raising grievances and starting a tribunal claim: what can parents do to raise complaints while remaining in work, time limits, help with tribunal fees.

Rights to time off for dependants and unpaid parental leave: using little known rights to help parents deal with emergencies or childcare gaps.

Help with childcare costs: the options for parents, including information on Tax-free childcare.

In-work benefits for parents: Sure Start Maternity Grant, Healthy Start Vouchers, Tax Credit and Universal Credit.

Flexible working: parents’ rights to flexible working, and using indirect sex discrimination.

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The course is provided for free, thanks to Trust for London and our hosts, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP.