The law which means your boss HAS to give you time off if your child is ill
Forty per cent of parents who ask for flexible working hours are being "penalised" by their employers, a report has warned.
Many were given fewer hours, worse shifts and even losing their job, after making the request.
And more than half of those working in low-paid sectors such as retail and hospitality are not aware of their employment rights when it comes to caring for a dependant.
Many were unaware of 'unpaid parental leave', a TUC investigation found.
Of the 1,000 parents polled said they had previously been told to take sick leave or holiday to cover childcare, while some... read more
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