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Our Employment Law Solicitors are highly experienced in resolving flexible working issues and can help if you have a dispute with your employer about flexible working 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 regime also includes a relaxation of the statutory procedure for making and handling of flexible working requests.

If you have a dispute with an employer over any flexible working arrangement, call Gorvins Solicitors on 0343 507 5151, e-mail employmentteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online form and we will call you back.

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 of refusal. 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, or if you are a flexible worker who is being treated badly by their employer.

How can Gorvins Help?

If you have had a flexible working request denied unfairly or you are experiencing issues with our employer then you should seek help from an Employment Law Professional as soon as possible. If you want to use our services then don’t hesitate to contact us on 0343 507 5151, e-mail employmentteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online form and we will call you back.

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