Right to Request Flexible Working – Working party recommends extension to parents of 16-year oldsMonday, May 26th, 2008
A Working Group, led by Imelda Walsh, HR Director of Sainsbury, has published its Report into the options for extending the existing right to request flexible working to parents of chil-dren up to the age of 16. As mentioned in a news item last week, the Government has already announced its intention to amend the existing legislation in this way.
The Report recommends that:
- the right should be extended from parents of children under 6 to parents of children aged 16 or under
- the extension should not be introduced in stages
- the existing 6-months qualifying service should be retained.
The Government intends to consult on the details of the implementation shortly.
Independent review of right to request flexible working published