Government launches campaign for working parents

new campaign hopes to encourage fathers with young children to make the most of
new work-life balance laws.

the national advertising campaign, Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt
said: “It is vital that we raise public awareness about the new employment
rights if they are to be successful.”

the new laws, which come into force on 6 April 2003, working parents with
children under six, or disabled children under 18, will have the legal right to
ask their employer to consider requests for flexible working to help them
balance their careers with childcare. The rights apply to both parents.

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