Our employment law solicitors are highly experienced in resolving flexible working issues. They can offer guidance and help if you have a dispute with your employer about flexible working rights or other caring responsibilities.

As of June 2014, all employees who have been employed in continuous service for at least 6 months have the right to apply for flexible working requests whereby they can request a change to their working conditions, whether it be reduced hours, working from home or some other arrangement.

The changes to the flexible working rights or regime also include a relaxation of the statutory procedure for making and handling flexible working requests.

If you have a dispute with an employer over any flexible working arrangement, call Gorvins flexible working solicitors on 0161 930 5151, e-mail employmentteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online form and we will call you back to arrange an initial consultation.

Gorvins Approach to Flexible Working Issues

Employees who meet certain criteria have a legal right to request flexible working arrangements from their employers. Although meeting these criteria does not automatically give you the legal right to work flexibly, your employer does have to consider your request for flexible working properly and give adequate reasons in the event that they refuse your request. Also, in some circumstances, an unjustified refusal to allow your request may amount to indirect sex discrimination.

Sometimes problems can arise for people already working flexibly, perhaps because they receive less advantageous benefits than their colleagues, or if an employer decides the arrangement is no longer working.

Flexible working can raise a number of complicated legal issues. Each case needs to be assessed on a case by case basis and it’s always sensible to seek legal advice if a flexible working request is refused, you’re looking for help with a flexible working appeal or if you are a flexible worker who is being treated badly by their employer.

How can Gorvins Help?

We know that you may have lots of questions, and we have the answers. How much does it cost? Do I have a valid case? How long will it take? What are my chances of success? During our initial consultation, we will discuss your specific situation and provide you with clear and transparent information about our fees, the strength of your case, the estimated timeline, and your chances of success. We’ll take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have, so you can feel confident and empowered throughout the legal process.

If you have had a flexible working request denied unfairly or you are experiencing issues with our employer then you should seek legal advice and representation from an employment law professional as soon as possible. If you want to speak to our employment solicitors to discuss a potential claim then don’t hesitate to contact us on 0161 930 5151, e-mail employmentteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online form and we will call you back.

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