Articles in the your rights Category
Having a car breakdown is never easy, especially when the cost of repair means you have to write it off. But when you’re a working mother it is even trickier as the process of finding a reliable scrap yard is time consuming and you can’t be sure you’ll get the best value for your car.
In addition the costs of sending your car to an unreliable scrap yard might well be more than you expect. Whilst reputable breakers will notify the DVLA of the change of ownership and give you a …
Lord Northbourne recently chaired a debate in the House of Lords on the value of good parenting and the key points from the debate are listed below.
To accompany the debate, ParentChannel.tv has published two video clips featuring parents and experts alike discussing 21st Century Parenting and Positive Parenting with hints and guides for parents (see links below). Please let me know if you’re interested in featuring the key debate points and video clips.
You may have seen the debate that was featured on BBC Breakfast this morning about the dilemma which confronts most parents at some point: at what age can you safely leave your children at home with no parental supervision? Here’s the link to the BBC Breakfast clip and watch the video below for more.
work, your rights »
For many mums, juggling work and family can seem like a slog, but new research shows that child-free women may be penalised. Dr Caroline Gatrell is quoted in today’s Daily Mail as saying: ‘Women who explicitly choose career over kids are often vilified at work and face enormously unjust treatment. Bosses believe they are ‘cold, odd and somehow emotionally deficient in an almost dangerous way that leads to them being excluded from promotions that would place them in charge of others’.
In my experience, women without children sometimes feel that they come in …
flexible work, maternity leave, mumpreneurs, party plan, run your own business, start ups, work, your rights »
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I’m desperate not to go back to work, but we can’t make the family budget meet all the bills unless I do go back when maternity leave ends. Are there any alternatives you can suggest to returning to my office job?
You have a number of options that will help you earn without committing yourself to costly full time childcare and commuting.
Ask about flexible working. …
I may return to work within a couple of months of having my baby: I work freelance, love what I do, am based at home and can set my own pace. However I certainly would not be back in the office just five days after a caesarean like French minister Rachida Dati. I believe, like some of the women writing in this Guardian opinion piece, that Dati is doing a disservice for all mums and dads. My partner works in Government and he is under quite enough pressure to remain …
The NCT in partnership with employment law specialists Russell Jones & Walker has launched an option on the organisation’s enquiry line 0300 33 00 770 (option 5) to be transferred to Russell Jones and Walker’s helpline for potential employment rights grievance connected with your pregnancy. If your employer is giving you grief about attending antenatal appointments or is unhelpful about your right to maternity leave, give the helpline a call.