Martin Whitfield MSP has welcomed the South of Scotland Employment Rights and Advice Service, a consortium of four local Citizens Advice Services to help employees who are experiencing problems at work, as well as small business employers on a range of employment related issues.

The service can offer support to local people in a number of ways including:

  • Working closely with, and, delivering support and training to partners and employers who have little or no opportunity to engage with HR providers across the South of Scotland – to embed Fair Work Scotland initiatives and sound employment practices that may ultimately alleviate any need for an employee to take them to task for wrongful or flawed processes or procedures.
  • Informing employees of their employment rights, including but not limited to;
    • Terms and conditions
    • Redundancy
    • Maternity and Paternity Rights
    • Sick Leave and Pay
    • Disciplinary and Grievance
    • And, supporting them should they need assistance to take an employer to task which could include, but not limited to, representation at an employment tribunal.

Commenting on the service, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“I welcome this project, which is especially important and relevant at this time as there is clearly a need for expert advice and support on rights at work and the legislation around this issue. It’s a really valuable service and I’m pleased to help raise awareness of what it offers to local communities in the areas the project serves.”

Constituents can contact the service on 0300 303 4321.