Little v Richmond Pharmacology Ltd [2013] UKEAT 0490/12/2009

  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0490/12/2009
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Sex Discrimination; Flexible Working

The employee in this case had been on maternity leave and wanted to go part-time upon her return to work. Accordingly, she submitted a flexible working request which would enable her to work from home two days a week, with remote email access on those days. At the outset, the employer refused her request, citing security concerns around remote access to emails. The employee resigned before an appeal could take place, but at the appeal the employer offered to try out the requested arrangement for a three month period.

The EAT held that the employer’s offer rectified any possible detriment that

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This article is correct at 27/09/2013
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