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Research shows majority of flexible working requests accepted


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Research just published by XpertHR shows that eight out of ten employers agree to the majority of flexible working requests they receive from employees.

The survey found that nearly four-fifths (79%) of respondents grant between 75% and 100% of requests from employees to work flexibly, while almost half (48%) said that up to 20% of their staff are already working flexibly.

The Government is extending the right to request flexible working to all employees next year.

Three-quarters of employers taking part in the survey said they currently consider flexible working requests from all employees, while 21% said they only consider requests from those employees who already have a statutory right to request flexible working (parents of children under 17 and those with adult dependents).

Almost half of respondents further said they think the 2014 statutory change will have no impact on them, with just one in 20 (6%) predicting a considerable increase in the number of requests received.

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Lawson-West specialise in commercial, business and employment law. Our team of dedicated commercial solicitors can help with buying or selling a business, business law and disputes, landlord and tenant issues and commercial property. Our expert employment team can offer practical advice and guidance on all aspects of employment law including redundancy, compromise agreements and dismissal procedures. Visit for more information.

For information on making a flexible working request please contact employment law specialists Ashley Hunt, Vanessa Crookes, Carrie-Ann Randall or Vaishali Thakerar at Lawson-West on 0116 212 1000.

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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2013-05-20 14:03:19 in Legal Articles

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