The law relating to family friendly rights has come a long way in recent years. Employees and workers are now entitled to rely upon a wide range of rights aimed at providing a better work life balance.
As well as enhanced maternity rights and benefits available for mothers, fathers have the right to paid paternity leave. There are also rights available to both parents including the right to take parental leave and the right to request flexible working. There is also a right to take time off work to care for dependants in the event of an emergency.
At Glaisyers, members of our employment team are able to advise you upon which rights are available to you and what procedures you must follow if you wish to exercise your rights to the various options open to you. We’ll also advise you on the steps you can take if your request is unreasonably refused or if you believe you have been treated unfairly by your employer as a result of your request.