Government extends right to request rules on flexible working

Phillips, Lucy
May 2008
People Management;5/29/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p8
The article focuses on a report on flexible working in Great Britain by Sainsbury's human resources (HR) director Imelda Walsh. Walsh said flexible working always works best where there is high trust between employee and employer. The current law gives the right to parents with children under the age of six, disabled children under 18 and carers of adults. The law is expected to be extended in April 2009. Walsh's report also urges the government to tackle the issue of flexible working being overly associated with women.


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