Tees provides practical legal advice for businesses offering employees flexible working – including job sharing, part-time work, home working and compressed working hours.
Flexible working is becoming more commonplace, as more and more employers embrace the business benefits it can bring. You might consider flexible working as a way to:
If an employee requests flexible working, or you wish to make flexible working an option to your employees, it’s vital that you take legal advice. Businesses must comply with strict legal requirements regarding flexible working. Failure to comply with regulations may put your business at risk of legal claims by employees.
Tees can help you put the correct procedures in place, and follow a formal process. Flexible working can be informal, but following a defined process can help protect your business from risk. It minimises the risk of dispute, and clearly sets out the expectations between your business and your employees.
At Tees, our priority is to protect your business interests. We will advise you on the best way to move forward with your flexible working policy, and any issues which may arise as a result. We’ll also ensure that you have the right procedures in place from the offset, minimising the potential for legal claims.
Our employment law solicitors can support you as much or as little as you need – our service is fully flexible. We can support you in a number of ways, including:
If you do not follow the procedure correctly you could face an Employment Tribunal claim. This could cover both the flexible working application itself and also any resulting discrimination implications. If your business is facing a claim as a result of flexible working or discrimination, call our employment law team on 0800 013 1165. We provide support through litigation and mediation, where required.
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