There are a large number of family friendly rights that you may benefit from, including flexible working or the right to take time off work to deal with an emergency involving one of your dependants. If you have been unfairly treated or you have not been allowed to exercise one of your rights, our team of specialist employment solicitors in Ipswich, Suffolk can help you.
You have the right to request to work flexibly if you have a child under 17 years old (or 18 years old if your child is disabled) and you are or are going to be responsible for their upbringing or care. The same right applies if you care, or need to care, for an older dependant – for example an elderly relative.
You do not have a right to insist on changes being made to your hours of work or where you work – only to request that those changes are formally considered. Your employer can only refuse a request on certain permitted grounds, and even if they do this, it is still possible that the decision could discriminate against you.
If you are unsure of your rights or believe that your application has not been properly considered, take advice from Gotelee’s team of specialist employment solicitors in Ipswich, Suffolk. We can help you appeal against an unfair decision, or where necessary, represent you in making a claim.
You are entitled to reasonable unpaid time off work to deal with an emergency situation involving a dependant (for example, if a child or relative falls ill or is injured, if care arrangements unexpectedly break down, or to arrange or attend a dependant’s funeral).
If you need to take emergency leave, it is important that you let your employer know and get it authorised before you leave. If there is simply no time to do this, you should let your employer know as soon as possible.
If your request is turned down or you are treated less favourably in any way for having made a request or having taken time off work for this reason, our employment solicitors can let you know what your options are and how best to respond to the situation. If you need to make a claim, you can rest assured that you have the right people at your side.
Our charges are very reasonable and tailored to the work that you would like us to do. In the vast majority of cases, we will agree a fixed fee for your work, so that you have comfort in knowing that you can safely budget, with no fear of receiving an unexpected bill from us.
Contact our team of employment solicitors in Ipswich, Suffolk by telephoning 01473 298126 or by email.
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