If you are a carer, your rights as an employee are covered by the Work and Families Act 2006, Employment Rights Act 1996 and Equality Act 2010.
Carers UK offers a helpful summary outlining your rights to:
- request flexible working
- time off in emergencies
- parental leave.
… and information about looking for work, seeking support at work, flexible work and things to consider before leaving work, in addition to a wealth of other information for carers.
BusinessLink, the Government’s business support site, also has a useful guide to the law and best practice on flexible working.