The right to request flexible working will become a 'day one' right 

The legal profession has cautiously welcomed the government’s plans to give all employees in Great Britain the right to request flexible working on ‘day one’, and introduce new entitlements for unpaid carers.

However, while seen a positive step overall, some members of the profession have questioned whether the changes go far enough – and whether claims related to the new rights will overwhelm already backlogged employment tribunals.   

Kingsley Napley LLP senior associate, Moira Campbell, said: “Any plan to bring workplace legislation into line with modern working practices is to be welcomed although, in effect, this is tinkering rather than wholesale change. 

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Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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