Employee and Employer Representation
Employment laws are complex for all parties involved. Situations involving working time and flexible working time often require the services of a skilled solicitor. Working with a solicitor who is unfamiliar with the area of employment law may be detrimental to your case. When working with our firm, you can feel confident knowing that we have a proven track record.
At Waldegraves, we are committed to providing zealous advocacy for our clients regardless of the complexity of the employment law issue they may be facing. Principal Jake Dutton is a solicitor advocate, qualifying him to represent his clients in higher courts. We can step into your case at any point along the way and will work to reach the most favourable outcome on your behalf.
What Is Flexible Working?
In the UK, an employee has the right to ask for tailored working hours so that he or she may have more family time, hours that are more childcare friendly or flexible hours due to other circumstances. This includes parents of children under the age of 16, or parents of a child (or adult) who is considered disabled.
While employer consideration is necessary, employers do not have an obligation to grant flexible working. There is, however, a strict process that the employer is obliged to go through when considering a request. This includes a meeting to discuss the scenario and possibly an appeal to reconsider the decision. The employer can say no if it is not in the best interests of the business (the business cannot afford it or the decision would require someone else to work more or different hours).
Contact Our Ealing Solicitors for Statutory Flexible Working Requests
Interested in booking a consultation? Contact Waldegraves by completing an online form or by calling 0203 603 5377. Consultations with our London flexible working time solicitors can be made to meet your convenience.