Family Rights and Flexible Working Advice

Do you need time off work to deal with a family emergency?  Would you like to change your working hours to suit your family arrangements?

Family life can be difficult to balance with a full time job.  It is common for both parents to work, and many employers recognise that flexibility can motivate staff.  Your employer may offer formal or informal arrangements, but if they refuse to accommodate you it is important to understand your rights.  In the short term, you are entitled to reasonable time off work to deal with emergencies involving a dependent.  In the longer term, you may qualify for the right to request flexible working, perhaps when you return from maternity leave.

At Backhouse Solicitors, we are experts in employment law and flexible working requests.  If you have been denied time off for an emergency, or are considering flexible working, we will give you a free, no-obligation 30 minute appointment to discuss your options.  We can help you prepare a claim for flexible working, and if this is denied unreasonably we will explain your legal options.

The benefits for you:

  • A free 30 minute interview – you can talk to an expert with no financial risk
  • You will understand the options available to you
  • You stand the best chance of negotiating flexible working with your employer

Don’t stay in the dark – contact us on 01245 893400 or email [email protected] to speak to one of our expert solicitors.