In a decision that may appear harsh, the employment tribunal penalised the employer almost £3,000 for failing to follow the statutory right to request flexible working procedure to the letter, even though the managing director may have been distracted because he was dealing with possible redundancies at the same time.
A model policy to provide details of your organisation's approach to part-time working following maternity leave. The policy sets out what efforts will be made to accommodate an employee's flexible working request, typically involving a move from full-time to part-time hours.
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