Our Employment Law Solicitors have considerable experience in dealing with flexible working requests from employees.
We offer a jargon-free, down-to-earth and pragmatic approach, and will consider the unique needs of your business at every stage. We’ll shape our advice around your specific objectives and ensure we’re available when you have a question and want to get in touch.
Our team of Solicitors are very experienced, having specialised in employment law for between 10 and 35 years. We are transparent in terms of our costs and will provide estimates from the outset, so you know what our fees will be before you carry out any work.
For initial advice get in touch with our Employment Solicitors for Business.
More Information on Flexible Working for Employers
It’s important for employers to deal with flexible working requests in the correct way. We can also advise on how best to deal with flexible working requests and return to work arrangements for employees returning from maternity leave.
Since the Flexible Working Regulations came into force in 2014, requests may be submitted by any employees, subject to meeting certain eligibility requirements.
A flexible working request could be a request to change an employee’s hours or days of work. Alternatively, an employee could also request to change their workplace location (e.g. working from home or working from an alternative office).
If an employer fails to deal with requests in the correct way, then this could increase the risk of discrimination claims. For instance, it is quite common for employees returning from maternity leave to submit a formal flexible working request. If such a request is rejected, employers are often advised to provide reasons as to why this decision was made. Ideally, this should be supported by a business case to substantiate your decision.
An employer may already have flexible working policies and procedures in place. We can review your current flexible working policies and procedures and recommend any changes to ensure you are compliant with any relevant legal requirements when dealing with flexible working requests.
We can provide a hands-on approach by giving you step-by-step written guidance on any procedural measures that you may need to take, and we can also draft bespoke flexible working policy documentation for you. This could include drafting or reviewing letters to employees in circumstances where a decision has been taken to reject a flexible working request.
Our Employment Law Solicitors for employers can also produce a clear strategy in terms of how to deal with the issue in a commercial way that meets the needs of your business.
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