Putting flexibility into flexible working requests

From 30 June 2014, the right to request flexible working becomes available to all employees. The government is keen to bring about a cultural change in the workplace and to dispel the ‘cultural belief’ that flexible working only applies to parents or carers.

Employers need to be aware of the change to who is eligible and the process for dealing with requests.

All employees now have a statutory right to ask for flexible working, provided that they have completed 26 weeks’ service. Previously, the right was limited to parents of children under the age of 17 (or 18 if the child was disabled) or those caring for an adult. As a result, any eligible employee can apply to work flexibly for any reason…

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