How to help parents in employment

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Only 20 places do book early! Early Bird Ticket £100 (£20 discount) if you book before 28 February 2020 with code EARLYBIRD

Half day training for advisers provided by Southwark Law Centre and Working Families on:

How to help parents in employment: asking for flexible working, taking time off for your children and help with childcare costs

Using case studies of working parents/carers, this half-day training aims to equip you with skills for advising parents on parental rights and in-work benefits. Provided by local employment rights advisors and benefit specialists, the training will give you a hands-on opportunity to consider practical solutions as well as legal remedies to work problems.

What you will learn

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, 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

How to deal with emergencies or childcare gaps, using little known rights like unpaid parental leave and the right to time-off for dependents

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.

Help with childcare costs the options for parents, including information on Universal Credit or Tax Credits, Tax-free childcare and free childcare hours

What you require

It requires no prior expertise and is suitable for both generalist and specialist advisers and volunteers. 

Thanks to our hosts, Baker & McKenzie LLP, lunch will be provided. Let us know if you have any dietary requirement or if you need any special access requirements.



100 New Bridge Street, London , Greater London, EC4V 6JA

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