Working patterns

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  • Supporting fathers

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Good practice guidance discussing the steps that employers can take to engage expectant fathers or fathers with dependent children, including support during paternity leave, ordinary parental leave and shared parental leave.

  • Right to request flexible working: health (England and Wales)

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Additional information on the law on the right to request flexible working for NHS employers. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on the right to request flexible working.

  • Carers policy

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model policy to set out your organisation's support for employees with caring responsibilities. The policy explains: who counts as a carer; flexible working arrangements; carers who need to deal with a crisis; and other support for carers. The policy stresses that line managers are key to implementing the carers policy.

  • How to deal with career breaks

    Type:
    How to

    Practical guidance on dealing with career breaks (sometimes referred to as sabbaticals).

  • Policy on supporting foster carers

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model policy outlining an organisation's approach to supporting foster carers, which deals with notification requirements, time off to care for new foster children, time off for dependants, parental leave, adoption leave and flexible working.

  • Policy on piece working

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model policy on piece working.

  • Piece worker agreement

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model agreement to set out the arrangements for an individual to undertake piece work.

  • Indirect sex discrimination: requirement that single-parent police officer on term-time working work nine days during school holidays

    Date:
    17 March 2015
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employment tribunal has found that Greater Manchester Police indirectly discriminated against a single-parent police officer who worked term time only when it introduced a requirement that she work nine days during school holidays. The case is a stark reminder to public-sector organisations reviewing flexible working arrangements as a way to cut costs to beware of the potential for discrimination.

  • What is a sabbatical?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • How to manage annualised hours contracts

    Type:
    How to

    Practical guidance on annualised hours contracts, including rostered and reserve hours, and the call-in process.

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