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Introduction Carers in the UK are valued. There are provisions that state that carers are entitled to assistance if they need it, and that carers are entitled to a good pension if they are caring for a dependent more than 20 hours per week. Moreover, there are specific provisions that state that individuals who are carers are entitled to have flexible working schedules if they have good reason, and an employer cannot unreasonably deny this.


Nevertheless, in examining the law regarding employment, carers and flexible working schedules, it becomes clear that UK does value carers, therefore a law forbidding just this kind of discrimination and harassment is probably just around the corner. This paper will explain the different areas of the law that are relevant to the issue of harassment and discrimination regarding carers, including broad employment law principles, carer law and flexible working law. Relevant portions of employment law Miss C. has an argument that she was harassed out of a job because she took time off to care for her severely disabled son. Harassment is unwanted conduct that “has the purpose or effect of violating a person's dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for the person”1However, the Employment Equality Acts makes a distinction – harassment is unwanted conduct related to any of the discriminatory grounds. ...
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