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Working Families’ helpline team tackles the ongoing problem of maternity and pregnancy discrimination

Working families

As well as offering advice on employment rights for working parents, the charity also offers a casework service for workplace problems related to discrimination, especially those caused by maternity and pregnancy discrimination. The casework service supports parents in asserting their rights and in negotiating with their employer. Parents should call the charity’s Freephone helpline if they are facing any of the following:

· dismissal/redundancy when pregnant or on maternity leave

· unfavourable treatment during pregnancy such as a cut in wages

· refusal of employment rights such as annual leave during maternity leave

· less favourable treatment on return to work from maternity leave such as demotion

· changes imposed by an employer in work hours/days which are incompatible with a parent’s existing or available child care

· unreasonable refusal of parents’ flexible working requests

· refusal of statutory rights such as Parental Leave, Paternity Leave and Time Off for Dependants

· dismissal and less favourable treatment because of caring responsibilities at home

Working Families has an excellent track record of helping parents solve their problems at work without having recourse to litigation. However, when necessary, they assist parents in bringing and pursuing Employment Tribunal claims, and if possible in negotiating terms of settlement.

Parents should call the confidential Freephone helpline if they think they might be facing discrimination at work. Call 0800 013 0313 or see the website www.workingfamilies.org.uk




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