As we approach the end of lockdown and move to a new normal, is your business ready for the possibility of more flexible working requests?
Homeworking has offered many benefits to employees, including a better work / life balance and a reduction in the weekly commute. However, the physical workplace can still be important for collaboration, morale and personal wellbeing.
With more employees now favouring a greater degree of homeworking, some employers have proactively embraced the need for greater flexibility post-COVID, but others haven’t. This may be due to the nature of the operation, or a more traditional outlook regarding working practices.
Employers need to be aware that employees with at least 26 weeks’ continuous service have a legal right to request more flexible working, whether that be a reduction or change in the hours they work, or working some or all of their hours from home.
To assist you to deal with such requests, we will be hosting a FREE virtual event on Thursday, 13 May 2021 between 2:00-3:00pm. Our expert panel will be available to answer your questions on all aspects of the right to request flexible working, including:
• How a request must be presented
• The lawful procedure for dealing with requests
• On what grounds a request can be refused
• The possible consequences of not handling requests correctly
Be prepared – Register your FREE place today