All employees, not just parents and carers, who have worked for the same organisation for 26 weeks or more are entitled to request an alteration in the hours, times and location in which they work.

For example:

A mother returning from maternity leave may wish to put in a flexible working request to change her hours or work from home for some of her working week.

Or perhaps:

A civil engineer, who wishes to alter her hours so that she can do more voluntary work with her local church and have a better work life balance.

Such requests are known as flexible working requests.

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Further Information on Flexible Working

For further information on Flexible Working, please click the links below.

FAQs

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If my employer refuses my request is there anything I can do about it?
What if my employer treats me differently after I have put in my request?

Blog Posts

Flexible Working to suit your lifestyle
Making a flexible working application

External Links

Right for all employees to request flexible working confirmed by BIS
Flexible Working Time
Indirect Discrimination – Little v Richmond Pharmacology