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Half day training for advisers: How to help parents in employment

21 Sep 2020 | 9.30am to 1pm | Baker McKenzie LLP | 100 New Bridge Street | London | EC4V 6JA

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

Only 20 places so book early!

Using case studies of working parents/carers, this half-day interactive workshop (with lunch included) aims to equip you with skills for advising parents on family friendly employment rights and help with childcare costs. 

Provided by Working Families and Southwark Law Centre 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.

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
  • 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

The training would normally cost £175 per person but because Trust for London has kindly agreed to subsidise it, we have been able to reduce the cost to £120 per person.

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

Feedback from last training sessions “Very useful examples” “Very knowledgeable trainers” “Very good speakers”

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