Free workshop – How to deal with changes: asking for flexible working or reacting to a change imposed by your employer
26 Sep 2019 | 9am to 1pm | Norton Rose Fulbright LLP | 3 More London Riverside | London | SE1 2AQ
Breakfast from 9am for a 9.30am start to 1pm
Half day training for advisers provided by Cambridge House Law Centre, Southwark Law Centre and Working Families
Using case studies of working parents/carers who either want to change their hours (maybe because they have had a baby) or because their employer has imposed a change on them, this half day training aims to equip you with skills for advising parents/carers on what to do, their rights and the potential impact on in-work benefits when things change.
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 requires no prior expertise and is suitable for both generalist and specialist advisers and volunteers.
Case studies will cover some of the following:
- How to ask for flexible working – the statutory right, the process to request a change of hours, negotiation techniques, the remedies if the request is refused, when to use sex discrimination arguments
- How to react to a change imposed by the employer – how to challenge employers, the rules on resigning and claiming constructive dismissal
- Raising grievances and starting a tribunal claim: what can parents/carers do to raise complaints while remaining in work, time limits, how to make a claim.
- Impact of change of hours on In-work benefits for parents: Tax Credit and Universal Credit, what, how and when should you notify a change of hours/income, risk of overpayment, how to calculate impact on level of benefits.
The course is provided for free, thanks to Trust for London and our hosts, Norton Rose LLP.
Breakfast will be provided. Let us know if you have any dietary requirement or if you need any special access requirements.