Bristol, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 10, 2009 -- While many parents of school-age children may dream of asking for more flexibility from their employer, what many people may not realise is that employers have a legal obligation to take such requests seriously, as revealed in a briefing on leading SME legal advice website Law Donut.
Law Donutâs experts confirm that most employees who are carers of school-age children are legally entitled to have their request for flexible work seriously considered.
Also significant for the employer, the request can only be turned down for limited business reasons, for example business performance or prohibitive cost.
As well as FAQs and briefings about different aspects of the law in relation to flexible working, Law Donut also outlines the process employees and employees must follow in making this kind of request.
Law Donut is a free information resource for SMEs in the UK. It provides easy-to-follow, expert legal information on important aspects of business law. Law Donutâs employment law section covers topics ranging from recruiting and managing employees to health and safety, discipline and grievances and more.