If you are juggling work with looking after someone, you are not alone – there are three million working carers in the UK. Juggling work and care can be very challenging, so it’s important to find out about your rights.
• The right to ask for flexible working hours
• The right to time off in emergencies
As well as these rights, employers might also offer additional support, e.g. you may be able to use leave, paid or unpaid, to cover periods when you may need to be at home caring.
If you are struggling with work or feel you may have to give up your job due to caring or if your employer is asking questions about your attendance or if there is a problem – talk to them and explain your situation so they can understand and help you.
Carers Trust Solihull can advise and assist you to exercise your rights in the workplace.
Employment rights for carers