The workplace and knowing your rights

The workplace and knowing your rights with Rebecca Armstrong 

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Thursday 25 November at 7pm 

Our next workshop focuses on the legal rights and working with MS. The session will be hosted by Rebecca Armstrong who is a MSer and expert in HR. She was diagnosed with MS in 2013 and now focuses on helping organisations embrace Equality and Diversity in their management practice. She established the Facebook group ‘MS & Work’ in order to use her knowledge to support people with MS facing challenges in the workplace. You may have seen her regular articles in our New Pathways magazine and you can search on our Blog page to see her blogs on employment law.

The session will cover the most commonly asked about topics and give you the information you need for navigating difficult situations with your employers and ensure you have the right support in your workplace. These will include

  • The Equality Act 210 and how it protects people with MS at work
  • What is a reasonable adjustment and how to get one?
  • Disclosure; do you need to tell your employer?
  • Sickness, absence and how it should be handled
  • Dealing with discriminatory behaviour at work
  • Leaving employment; a whistle-stop tour of unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, fair capability dismissal and medical retirement

If you can’t make the session live, don’t worry as we will be recording the presentation and will make it available to watch again for all those registering in advance.

We have a suggested donation of £5 for this information session, but you can make a donation of your choosing from £1 to attend.

If you would like to know more about this session or would like help in registering, please email register@ms-uk.wdl.co.