Join us
Date and time
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Online Webinar
Register nowRegister now

Supporting Unpaid Carers & Employment Law Implications

Why supporting unpaid working carers is so important now

In the current economic climate, it’s more important than ever for businesses to attract new talent into the workforce and retain skilled and experienced employees. However, employees in every industry are balancing work with unpaid caring responsibilities. Before the pandemic, it was estimated that 223,000 employees in Wales had caring responsibilities, a number that rose during the pandemic to around 345,000. This figure equates to 20-25% of an organisation’s workforce.

Join this session with Jane and Catherine from Carers Wales to find out what support is needed in the workplace, and get hints and tips on how small adjustments can really help working carers and how you can create a carer confident culture.

Resources will also be provided attendees to sign-post staff who have caring responsibilities for support. 

Owen John from Darwin Gray will also be joining to cover:

  • What rights do staff with caring responsibilities have?
  • Top tips for employers when dealing with staff with caring responsibilities.
  • Is a change in the law on carers leave on the way?

Meet the speakers

Jane Healey – Employers for Carers Wales Hub Manager

Jane is responsible for managing the Employers for Carers Wales (EfC Wales) Hub. EfC works with organisations and businesses across Wales to develop practices and policies to support both the carers in the workplace and their line managers. 


Catherine Reynolds – Employers for Carers Wales Hub Officer

Catherine works alongside Jane on the Employer for Carers Wales Hub. She is also responsible for the Carers Wales programme that supports carers who wish to return to employment.


Owen John, Partner, Darwin Gray LLP

An employment law partner in Darwin Gray’s award-winning team, Owen advises employers in the private, public, and third sectors on employment law issues as diverse as contractual disputes, disciplinaries and grievances, changing terms and conditions and dismissals. He also advises on restructures, discrimination, drafting contractual documents, TUPE and data protection. Owen is experienced at delivering training on employment law and HR, to clients and to wider audiences, and is a regular contributor to the national media, on television and radio, on employment law and HR matters.

©2020 - Wales HR Network. All Rights Reserved.