Advantages and disadvantages of flexible working

All employees (whether they have children or not) have a legal right to request flexible working, once they have worked for their employer for at least 26 weeks.  Being able to work flexibly may, at first glance, appear to be… Read on

Flexible working after maternity leave

It’s no secret that life changes dramatically after having a baby and the way you were able to work prior to maternity leave may no longer be feasible. For many women, giving up work altogether is not a financial option;… Read on

Tips for making a flexible working request

There’s an almost inexhaustible array of arrangements which might be described as flexible working, including job sharing, working from home, compressed hours, term-time working or just changing your hours – it doesn’t always have to mean working part-time. Flexible working… Read on

Summer holiday childcare: your rights at work

As schools start their long summer holiday, working parents face the annual childcare headache. For many families this involves juggling a patch-work of arrangements. Inevitably, there may be times during the summer months when things don’t run smoothly for those… Read on

I’m pregnant. What are my legal rights at work?

Finding out you are pregnant can create a whirlwind of emotions. For all the excitement, there’s also  anxiety about the unknown. When it comes to considering how pregnancy will affect your job and finances, confusion often reigns. In this article… Read on