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Flexible working requests: common employer pitfalls

More than a quarter of women polled in a recent survey by Workingmums had their flexible working request turned down, and nearly one in five has had to leave her job because her request was refused. Bar Huberman outlines nine common flexible working request pitfalls for employers.

This research, combined with a surge of newsworthy employment tribunal cases involving flexible working requests, shows just how important it is for employers to handle appropriately requests to work flexibly. But where do they tend to fall down?