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Flexible working from day one?

The Labour party has pledged to give all employees the right to request flexible working from day one of employment if it wins the next general election. You could do this anyway, but why is it probably a bad idea? More...


More employees want to start work before 9.00am

According to YouGov research, 66% of employees would rather start their working day before 9.00am and finish earlier. However, many employers don’t offer any flexibility over working hours. Is it something you should consider? More...


A reasonably rejected flexible working request

In a 2016 case the employee - who was returning from maternity leave - had asked for an evenings-only homeworking arrangement. When this was rejected she claimed sex discrimination. Why did she lose? More...


The downsides of homeworking

It’s estimated that approximately 4.2 million employees carry out some form of homeworking. With these arrangements, much emphasis is placed on the advantages but there are significant downsides too. What are they? More...


Flexible working to become an automatic right?

The Women and Equalities Committee has told the government that flexible working should be an automatic right in every job from day one of employment. Is this major change really likely to happen? More...


£11,000 for refusing flexible working?

When the tribunal awarded a female police officer just over £11,000 media reports gave the impression that this was because her flexible working request was denied. What’s the real story? More...


Flexible working: any right of appeal?

All employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service have the right to request a flexible working arrangement. In the event you reject such a request do they have any statutory right of appeal? More...


Employees with care responsibilities for adults

The percentage of employees with care responsibilities for adult family members is increasing and will continue to rise with an ageing population and workforce. Must you grant them any time off for this purpose? More...


Job ads and flexible working

According to research, only 6% of job ads mention that the employer offers flexible working. This suggests that the other 94% are doing something wrong. Must flexible working actually be referred to in job ads? More...


Accepting and rejecting flexible working trials

When an employee makes a flexible working request, you can insist on a trial period. As this nears an end, you’ll then need to decide whether to make it permanent or not. What’s the best way to communicate your decision? More...
Last updated: 19.03.2019

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