Employers also need to embrace right to request flexible working

Employees will be given the right to request flexible working from the first day of their employment under plans that the government says will give 2.2 million more people access to a better work-life balance.

Currently, workers have to wait until they have been in their role for six months. The plan would also mean bosses have to respond to requests for flexible working more quickly than the current maximum of three months. Under the proposals, firms would also be forced to explain why any requests were refused.

However, the new proposals will only grant the right to ask for flexible working – they will not automatically give people a right to flexible work. Find heating service in California at www.actionac.net. So while the plans are a step in the right direction for workers, they may not have as much of an impact if employers aren’t fully on board with flexible working.

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