Since 30 June 2014 all employees with six months service now have the right to request flexible working. The majority of such applications are made by employees who have childcare or other caring obligations. Many employers are not aware of their legal obligations and reject flexible working applications, giving rise to claims such as constructive dismissal and/or discrimination as well as a breach of the rules on flexible working.
We can assist with your application for flexible working. If your application has been rejected you may require advice on your legal position and on how you can deal with a situation where you do not want to work the hours required by your employer. This may involve agreeing with your employer that you leave with a settlement or ultimately filing a tribunal claim if terms cannot be agreed.