Flexible & part time work

Flexible working is becoming more and more common, even more so after the Covid lockdowns - but if your employer is making things difficult, talk to Tees.

Robert Whitaker, Chelmsford
Robert Whitaker, employment law specialist in Chelmsford

Specialist advice for flexible & part time workers

More and more people choose to work flexibly and most employers have realised that they can retain experienced and capable people by facilitating flexible working. Technology makes it increasingly simple to work from locations other than an office base. If you feel you’re being treated less favourably than your colleagues because of the way you work, you may have grounds for a complaint.

What are my rights if I feel unfavourably treated?

Less favourable treatment can take many forms and it can be subtle. You might not be given opportunities to work on projects that could advance your career, because you’re not physically in the office every day. You could be passed over for promotion time after time because you’re part-time, even though you’ve got as much experience as some full-time colleagues.

Each case is different, according to your individual circumstances. If you feel like you've been treated unfairly we can advise you on your rights and options. We're here to give you peace of mind on your situation, and whether your employer is acting within the law.

How we can help you

If you wish to work flexibly or go part-time, we can advise you on what your rights are and also help you to draft your request. We have a lot of experience of dealing with flexible and part time working requests, and can help you to assert your rights with your employer.

We'll guide you through the process

We can talk to your employer for you, draft letters or emails for you to send, or advise you on how to go about asserting your rights yourself. We have experience of working with people in lots of different businesses, so we can suggest practical and workable solution that you and your employer might not have thought of. If necessary, we can help you to lodge a grievance with your employer. If all else fails,

we can advise you on ACAS early conciliation and issuing an employment tribunal claim and we can support you through that process too.

How we work

When you come to us to help sort out a problem at work, we’ll listen carefully to your story and get a full picture of what’s going on. Then we’ll use our experience and knowledge of the law to advise you of where you stand and what your options are. We’ll talk to you in plain English and any documents that we draft for you will also be straightforward and easy to understand. We’ll give you practical and realistic advice about how you can move forward.

A service that puts you first

When you work with us, you’ll be at the centre of everything we do. Our aim will always be to get the best possible outcome for you. We’ll work efficiently to get a resolution for you as quickly as we can and we won’t take any action without consulting you first. We’ll keep you informed of what’s happening – by phone, email or letter, whatever works for you – but we’ll also be pleased to see you if you want to come into our office.

Let’s talk!

If you’re having problems because of flexible or part-time working, there is something you can do. Give us a call for a confidential chat about how we can help you assert your rights.

Our specialist lawyers are based in:

  • Cambridgeshire: Cambridge
  • Essex: Brentwood, Chelmsford, and Saffron Walden
  • Hertfordshire: Bishop's Stortford and Royston 

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.

Call our Employment Law solicitors on 0800 0131165

For an initial chat, at no obligation, or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will get in touch.

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Tees coronavirus update

We’re open and here to help you. We’re running as normal with our employees all working from home.

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You can call us as normal on 0800 013 1165 or email us: hello@teeslaw.com.

You can also find contact details for all our advisers here. 

As a flexible and technologically-adept firm, we already had many home-working systems in place. We have now rolled this technology out to all our employees working for clients, so they can continue to work normally - and from home.

If you are a client, please be assured you can get in touch with Tees and we are still working on your case. To replace face-to-face meetings, we have the facilities to do video-conferencing, conference calls or just speak on the phone, as you need.

Due to the circumstances, please call us if you would have wanted a home visit, and we can organise the best and safest way of being in touch.

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