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

Lindsays, Glasgow

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.

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.

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.

Please note: this event is reserved to advisers.