In response to an increased demand for employment law and discrimination services across England and Wales Job Law have recently welcomed Azra Choudry as a new member of their team.
As part of the Network's work on affordable advice our members from University House Legal Advice Centre share their resources and knowledge around legal expenses insurance and we examine how it can be used.
As part of its work around improving access to justice for individuals, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is providing a second tier advice line on discrimination and human rights issues for those supporting individuals with complaints that might involve discrimination or human rights.
FLEX (Focus on Labour Exploitation) have published a Guide to Legal Remedies for Victims of Trafficking for Labour Exploitation. The guide recognises that access to legal remedies for victims of human trafficking is about more than compensation, and that access to justice relies on access to legal assistance and support. The aim of the Guide is to provide practical information that can assist service providers in informing victims about their legal options and directing them towards legal advice.
(Author: Liz Gardiner, Legal Rights Adviser at Working Families) Working Families is the UK’s work life balance charity, and provides free legal advice by telephone and email for parents and carers about their employment rights. We have a particular expertise in maternity, paternity and shared parental leave rights, and flexible working requests. We offer parents advice on their legal rights, and pragmatic guidance on negotiating solutions to problems with their employers. We are also able to offer advice on in-work benefits. We run a dedicated network for parents of disabled children who work, or wish to work. We’re happy to provide second tier advice to advisers, or to parents/carers direct on our helpline 0300 012 0312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.