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Working Families has published its annual report on the issues raised by parents calling its free legal advice line, and reveals that parents are facing impossible choices and discrimination in work.
The report, based on the 3,000 parents and callers contacting Working Families in 2011, highlights the following concerns:
Sarah Jackson, Chief Executive of Working Families commented:
“Parents trying to make work pay are facing impossible choices because of reduced state support for childcare and a lack of understanding from employers. Flexible working is good for business but the message isn’t getting through: employers are imposing changes to working patterns which aren’t compatible with childcare and which will force parents out of work.”