Advisers training event: helping parents in employment.
Lindsays, 100 Queen St, Glasgow G1 3DN.
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1 November 2018, 09.30 – 13.00
in collaboration with
The training is kindly hosted by
This training package is aimed at advisers and volunteers to equip them with skills for advising parents on in-work benefits and parental rights using case studies of working parents facing employment problems.
Provided by employment solicitors and benefit specialists, the training will give them a hands-on opportunity to consider practical solutions as well as legal remedies to work problems.
The course will cover:
Parental employment rights on maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave; eligibility, pay and benefits and where to go if there are problems.
against parents at work:
what is pregnancy and maternity discrimination, how to challenge
employers, the rules on discrimination by association with a disabled child.
Rights to time off for dependants and unpaid parental leave: using little known rights to help parents deal with emergencies or childcare gaps.
Flexible working: parents’ rights to flexible working, and using indirect sex discrimination.
Raising grievances and starting a tribunal claim: what can parents do to raise complaints while remaining in work, time limits, help with tribunal fees.
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.