Workers to gain right to request flexible working from first day

Following the news that staff in the UK are set to gain the right to request flexible working from the first day in a job, Philip Richardson, partner and head of employment law at Stephensons Solicitors LLP has provided the below legal comment:

Phillip said: “This announcement by the government will be a welcome one and a timely intervention at a period when home working has become the norm for thousands of people. The past 12-months have underlined how productive workers can be, when given the right support, to work remotely and productively away from the traditional office setting.

“Flexible working requests would often be viewed as a daunting conversation, however this change makes for a much more upfront and transparent relationship between employer and employee.”

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