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Flexible working

New and updated

  • Type:
    Policies and documents

    Letter declining employee's request for sabbatical

    Revised to reflect current practice around sabbaticals, including further examples of why an employer might decline an employee's request for a sabbatical.

  • Type:
    Policies and documents

    Sabbatical leave contract clause

    Revised to reflect current practice around sabbaticals, including examples of how long they might last and the differences between sabbaticals and career breaks.

  • Type:
    Policies and documents

    Sabbatical leave policy

    Revised to reflect current practice around sabbaticals, including examples of how long they might last and the differences between sabbaticals and career breaks.

  • Type:
    Policies and documents

    Career breaks policy

    Revised to reflect current practice around career breaks, including examples of how long they might last and the differences between career breaks and sabbaticals.

  • Type:
    Policies and documents

    Letter agreeing to employee's request for sabbatical

    Revised to reflect current practice around sabbaticals, including further details on the terms of employment during sabbaticals, keeping in contact, and the return to work.

  • Type:
    Employment law manual

    Part-time workers

    Updated to include information on British Airways plc v Pinaud, in which the Court of Appeal held that a part-time employee had been subjected to less favourable treatment in relation to days of availability to work.

  • Date:
    21 November 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    Part-time working: 50% pay for 53.5% of full-time hours was less favourable treatment

    In British Airways plc v Pinaud, the Court of Appeal held that a part-time worker's contract requiring her to be available for work 53.5% of the time that a full-time comparator was required to be available for work constituted less favourable treatment because she was paid only 50% of the full-time salary.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    Flexible working introduced in the armed forces

    The Armed Forces (Terms of Service) (Amendments Relating to Flexible Working) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/1166) introduce flexible working in the regular armed forces (Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army and Royal Air Force).

  • Date:
    8 August 2018
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Flexible working policies and practice survey 2018

    XpertHR's latest research looks at employers' flexible working policies, examines the key trends in flexible working arrangements and presents the benefits and challenges of putting such provisions into practice.

  • Date:
    21 June 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    Part-time workers: Zero hours lecturer could compare himself to permanent full-time lecturer

    In Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a lecturer employed under a zero hours contract was employed under the same type of contract as a permanent full-time lecturer for the purposes of his claim of less favourable treatment under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/1551).