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Work & Retirement

Whether you’re looking for work, unable to work, changing your working pattern or preparing to retire, help and advice is available.

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Age discrimination

There are many areas of life in which people can experience age-related discrimination, including employment, health care and consumer services.

Disability Rights

The Equality Act¬†protects disabled people’s rights including employment, education, and access to services and facilities.

Flexible working

Flexible working describes any working pattern that is adapted to suit your needs.

Looking For Work

If you’re looking for work, thinking about returning to work, or want to change your career, there is help available.

Problems at Work

During your working life it is likely that you will encounter problems at work at some point in time. This may be due to the job itself, your relationship with your colleagues, or  personal circumstances

Racial Discrimination

occurs when someone is treated less favourably than another person because of their race, colour, nationality or ethnic origin.

Redundancy

Redundancy is a form of dismissal from a job. Reasons for redundancy can include the fact that new technology or a new system has made your job unnecessary, that the job you were hired for no longer exists, that there is a need to cut costs

Retirement

Retiring from work is a decision which most people will have considered very carefully. Many people are now retiring at a younger age and living longer. Retirement can be an exciting new phase in your life,

Self-Employment

The decision to become self-employed is a big step, especially if you’re close to retirement age, and it’s not one that you should take without advice.

Where to get legal advice

Find out more about places where you can receive legal advice in Newcastle.