Do I have the the right to request flexible working?

Do I have the the right to request flexible working?

‘Flexible working’ is a method of working that is best suited to an employee’s needs. Examples include: remote working term-time working part-time working flexi-time job-sharing.   Flexible working – the employee’s rights and responsibilities Employees must make requests for flexible working: in writing stating their relationship to the child or carer detailing the impact the flexible working arrangement will have on the employer’s business giving a suggested start date.   Requests for flexible working also…

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What do I need to know about part-time work and flexible working?

What do I need to know about part-time work and flexible working?

Working part-time can be a good way of balancing your work and your personal commitments. If you work part-time, you have the right to be treated fairly in comparison to your full-time colleagues. What is a part-time worker? A part-time worker is someone who works fewer hours than a full-time worker.There is no specific number of hours that makes someone full or part-time, but a full-time worker will usually work 35 hours or more a…

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What do I need to know about working from home and the law?

What do I need to know about working from home and the law?

Homeworkers have their jobs (usually practical work) based in their home. Teleworkers also do their normal (but usually office-based) work from home. Both kinds of homeworking have potential drawbacks and advantages. Your employment rights will depend on whether you are a worker, an employee or if you are self-employed. Homeworking A homeworker is anyone who only works from home. Many homeworkers in the UK are employed in manufacturing, making a wide range of items from…

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What legal protection do I have as a part-time worker?

What legal protection do I have as a part-time worker?

If you are a part-time worker you are protected from being treated less favourably than an equivalent full-time worker just because you are part time. The only exception this is if your employer can objectively justify their treatment of you. Equivalent full-time workers To judge whether you are being treated less favourably than a full-timeworker you should compare yourself to an ‘equivalent’ full-time worker. This is someone doing a similar job on the same type…

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Who can request flexible working?

Who can request flexible working?

Flexible working opportunities can benefit everyone – employers, employees and their families. Most employers now recognise that it makes good business sense to provide flexible working opportunities for their staff. Find out if you have the right to request a flexible working pattern. What is it? ‘Flexible working’ is a phrase that describes any working pattern adapted to suit your needs. Common types of flexible working are: part time: working less than the normal hours,…

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