Employees now have a legal right to ask their bosses to work flexibly – regardless of whether they’re parents. To any workers who long to cut down their five-day working week to a three-day week; now is your chance.
On June 30th 2014, the UK law has changed, meaning that any employee will have the right to ask their employer to change their working patterns, regardless of why they may need to.
The only requirement is that the employee must have worked with their employer for at least 26 weeks – if so, they can then make one ‘flexibility request’ per year and the employer has a legal duty to consider it. Previously, the law stated that only parents of children under 16 or those registered as carers were allowed to request flexible working.
So, would you ever ask your boss for flexible working?
For more information, visit the government website.