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Parental rights

Discussion in 'Jobs and Employment' started by Toms mum, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Toms mum

    Toms mum · Member

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    Does anyone know if parents who need to sometimes take time off work to care for their children with diabetes (like i did today) are covered in some way by disability laws
     
  2. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    You need to check your contract of employment and perhaps contact Diabetes UK. They know things like that
    Hana
     
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    Osidge Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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  4. Toms mum

    Toms mum · Member

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    thanks for that

    it is just good to know that should I ever need some backup, disability law is looking out for me and my son
     
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    Spiral · Well-Known Member

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    Your topic heading is a bit misleading, your query is not related to your parental rights but your parental and caring responsibilities. The legislation relates to unexpected and emergency situations when you are caring for someone.

    Your employer is obliged to give you time off to deal with this, but not necessarily obliged to pay you while you do it, but they certainly can't sack you because you have taken time out for an emergency or a medical appointment.

    Talk to your union about your situation and get some advice.
     
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