The law offers protection to people who need time off work for family-related reasons. Therefore there are times when your employer should allow you to have time away from work to be with your children.
We can advise on taking up these rights without suffering problems at work. Our £99 Ask the Legal Expert service is designed to give you focused time, face to face with an understanding, specialist employment lawyer.
They will be able to discuss with you how the law applies to your particular circumstances. They will aim to answer all your questions and concerns and leave you more knowledgeable of your rights. They can also help you decide on your next steps.
If you’re treated less favorably at work for trying to take up these rights (perhaps maternity leave or taking time off to deal with a family emergency) then you may have grounds to bring an employment law claim.
We can advise on your maternity and paternity leave rights before and after your baby is born and the fair treatment you are entitled to when you return after taking time off, including your right to request flexible working arrangements.
This is a complicated and ever changing area of law, you can find out more when you use our confidential or Free First Advice ‘phone service. This will also be a chance to consider if our £99 Ask the legal Expert service is right for you to obtain advice on your particular circumstances.