We give legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work, for free, to anyone who needs it

We are thrilled to be taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, running until Tuesday 7 December. That means that if you can donate even a few pounds today your donation will be immediately doubled!

Please help us support more parents and carers who need us today.

If you can’t donate right now, please help by spreading the word about Working Families. Please help us to help others and share any information you have found useful. You never know who might need it.

Thank you.

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A donation from you could make a real difference in helping Working Families to make the UK a better place to live and work.

Your donations will support our:

  • Free legal advice service: for 2,500-3,000 parents and carers a year – to help those who are struggling with the demands of work, family and children, including parents on a low income and those with disabled children.
  • Work with employers: who want to make our vision of family friendly workplaces a reality.
  • Ground-breaking research: to support our campaigns for change.

How you can help us make a difference

Jane felt pressured by her employer to work when she was unwell during pregnancy. She felt so alone yet knew she was being treated unfairly. Speaking to us made her feel more confident of her rights … and she noticed that her employer backed down after seeing she had sought advice from our Legal Advice Service

Another mother helped by our Legal Advice Service said:

I was having problems organising flexible working after maternity leave. You gave me excellent, practical advice; I felt empowered. I was able to negotiate a work pattern whereby I can work, afford childcare and still enjoy my baby during the week. Without your advice I wouldn’t be in this position”.

Recent landmark changes to the law that we instigated include Shared Parental Leave, so you can share the caring with your partner. We also won the universal ‘Right to Request Flexible Working’, supported by our Happy to Talk Flexible Working strapline that can be used by companies when they recruit staff – an initiative that is endorsed by the CBI, TUC and other trade organisations.

Donate now via our secure Charities Aid Foundation page to help Working Families make the UK a better place to live and work for all.

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