Part time working, flexible hours and job sharing

What to do if you lose your job

What to do if you lose your job

Finding yourself out of work racks up the financial pressure, and those bills still need paying. It may be tempting to bury your head in the sand in the hope that you will secure a new job quickly, but this simply may not happen. Ignoring your finances at any stage can land you in deep

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returning to work after maternity leave

Returning to work after maternity leave

Many mothers consider returning to work after maternity leave for financial reasons. There are certain rights that employers must adhere to when you are returning to work following maternity leave. If you understand exactly what you are entitled to, it might make the transition to a working parent easier. Statutory Maternity Leave There are two

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What is discrimination in the workplace

What is workplace discrimination

Workplace discrimination is something that everybody has heard of, yet it can be confusing knowing what does and doesn’t count as discrimination. There are laws in place to prevent employers treating their employees poorly or differently because of their race, age, gender, sexual preference or disability. In order to determine your rights, you need to

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Can I apply for flexible working hours

Can I apply for flexible working hours

The laws around flexible working changed on 30th June 2014. Prior to this date the right to request flexible working hours only applied to parents with children under 17 years of age (18 the child was disabled) and those in certain caring roles. Since the 30th June 2014 any employee who has served a company

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Your rights as a temp/agency worker

Your rights as a temp/agency worker

Many people sign up to be a temp or agency worker for various reasons. Quite often the appeal is the flexibility it can offer especially trying to work round children. Although this can be a great way of working what rights and benefits do agency and temp workers have? What indicates you are an agency

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Returning to work before your maternity leave is up

Returning to work before your maternity leave is up

If you are returning to work before your maternity leave is up then this may not be as simple as it sounds. You’d like to think your employer will welcome you back with open arms, but it is important to remember that they will have been obliged to make commitments and arrangements to cover your

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