Rights for carers

Following a ruling by the Employment Tribunal yesterday, millions of carers will have the right to claim against employers who discriminate against them in refusing to offer flexible working. The worker was forced to resign because she wanted to spend more time to care for her disabled son and launched a ‘discrimination by association’ claim. The result has paved the way for approximately 2.5 million people in Britain who are carers as well as maintaining jobs will be entitled to the same treatment as other staff.