When Michael's daughter was hospitalised with bronchitis, he asked his employer for time off to stay with her. They told him to come to work and see her after his shift.
Young parents like Michael are struggling to raise their families, held back by zero hours and insecure contracts that mean they can't plan childcare and family life. Low pay for younger workers makes things harder - even worse when the full rate of the minimum wage doesn't start until you're 25.
We need better rights for our families, and better jobs for our working mums and dads.
Help us call on Business Minister Greg Clark to give all working mums and dads the same parents’ rights from day one, not just those on secure contracts.
We surveyed young working parents. This report is a window into their working lives.