Extended rights will enable easier flexibility for working carers

Changes to employment law came into force in June 2014 that extend the right to request flexible working to more carers.  The new law states that anyone who has worked with their employer for more than 6 months can request flexible hours, for any reason.  As Helena Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK, says, “Some carers have been reluctant to request flexibility at work as they felt they were asking for special treatment. Now that all workers will have this right, we hope that workplace culture will grow even more accepting of staff requesting flexibility for a variety of reasons to balance work with different parts of their lives.”  For more details on this, please visit http://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/news/new-rights-will-normalise-flexibility-at-work.