Five things you need to know about your rights if you’re affected by the snow
Thousands of schools were closed yesterday and more flights could be cancelled. What are your rights?
While most of the schools in the UK were open today, thousands were closed and some could close in the next few days. If your children are in school and you normally work, it can be difficult getting childcare at short notice – which probably means you have to work at home or take the day off. If you can’t get into work, you’ll probably lose out on pay. And if your flight is cancelled, what can you claim? Find out.
Over 170 women can make an equal pay claim against their former employer – through the civil courts
A court ruling said that women who'd worked for Birmingham City Council could bring an equal pay claim in the civil courts.
Today’s ruling relates to 174 women who've been trying to bring a claim under equal pay legislation against their former employer, Birmingham City Council. The women say they were paid less than men because they often earned bonuses on top of their basic pay. Equal pay claims have had to be brought within six months of leaving the job, and in an employment tribunal. Today’s ruling says the women can bring claims through the civil courts, which extends the deadline to six years.
A career break is an unforgettable experience. Whether you travel, work, volunteer, take a course, or do a combination of these, you’ll come back with new skills, more confidence, and some amazing memories!
But a career break can be expensive – the average cost is £7,500! So how can you enjoy the experience without worrying about money?