Free advice session to know your Family Friendly Rights At Work

A free drop-in advice session aimed at informing local workers about their pregnancy, maternity and paternity rights at work is scheduled to come to Ipswich later this month.

The Family Friendly Rights at Work initiative is being run by Tackling Discrimination in the East, part of the Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE) family, and will take place on 24th March from 10.30am – 2pm at Tower Hall, Broadlands Way, Rushmere St. Andrew.

According to ISCRE’s Director of Legal Services “in many  cases, employees are finding it difficult to exercise their rights relating to time-off for pregnancy, maternity, paternity and childcare reasons.”

Audrey LudwigAudrey Ludwig continued “the aim of this advice session is to clearly outline the responsibilities of employers and what an employee should do if their boss is acting unlawfully and discriminating against them.”

The session, funded by Ipswich Borough Council’s North East Area Committee and the Mrs LD Rope Third Charitable Settlement, will be run by specialist employment lawyers and will cover key issues, such as:

  • Requesting time-off for ante-natal and pregnancy related appointments
  • Making adjustments to work duties during pregnancy
  • Requesting paternity leave
  • Pregnancy and zero hours contracts

Lunch is provided and there is free parking at the venue. Anyone interested in attending the free event is asked to book at: