A recording of this webinar is available online.
Working parents form a significant part of the workforce for many businesses. It is, therefore, important that employers are aware of their rights and obligations in the workplace, especially at the moment when the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is creating additional challenges for both parties.
What are your rights as an employer if a member of staff says they are unable to work due to local school closures/sickness/childcare issues? What additional protection do women on maternity leave have in a redundancy situation? How should you prepare yourself for the inevitable increase in flexible working requests triggered by changing employee expectations?
These are just some of the questions we will explore in our webinar on Thursday 8 October 2020, when we will cover:
- The rights of working parents and carers – a brief overview
- Supporting working parents and carers during the COVID-19 pandemic – how to manage the challenges
- Making redundancies – potential pitfalls and how to avoid them, e.g. in relation to women on maternity leave
- Handling returns to work, including flexible working requests
This webinar is suitable for legal and HR professionals, as well as managers.