Flexlaw was founded to provide flexible working for its lawyers – it’s what we do. We recognise the many benefits this gives to a business; and it is often the only way of allowing workers to remain in productive employment. We see flexible working as a win/win for employer and employee and for the greater economy. Whether it’s due to maternity, paternity or other external obligations, we are equipped to assist employees who wish to request such a change to their working conditions.
Since the Employment Act 2002 employees have the right to request a change in their terms and conditions of employment to allow flexible working. We can help with applications which can often be resisted. Ultimately we can take claims for flexible working to the Employment Tribunal where negotiations fail. This is rarely needed however: less than 1% of cases taken to the Employment Tribunal in 2010-2011 were related to flexible working.