Flexible Working Arrangements

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 15 April 2014
Patricia Rooney
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I have had a query from a member of staff about the possibility of flexible working arrangements starting in July. What should I do?

Patricia Rooney, Tughans Solicitors, Belfast writes:

The current statutory right to request flexible working under The Flexible Working Regulations 2003 and 2007 applies to employees who:

  • Have 26 weeks continuous employment at the time the request is made;
  • Have not made a previous request to work flexibly in the last 12 months;
  • Have caring responsibilities for a child aged 16 or under (or a disabled child under the age of 18) and are either the child’s mother or father, adoptive parent, guardian or foster parent, or the spouse/civil partner of the child’s

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015

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Patricia Rooney

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