Flexible working

As the way we work has changed, with employers increasingly using hybrid models of working and employees enjoying more flexibility, it is now more important than ever to understand your flexible working rights.

If you have at least 26 weeks’ continuous service with your employer, you can make a request to work flexibly under the statutory procedures. There are other requirements and employers can refuse your request for a permitted reason.

Your employer needs to be clear what your working structure is and what obligations you have so that you have the confidence to work without resentment or discrimination.

We can help you with any flexible working request, whether made under the statutory procedure or raised on an informal basis. If your request has been denied, we’ll help you assess whether your employer has acted within the law.

Talk to us today about flexible working and your rights.



Matt is the founder of Lombards and advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment law. Matt has built up exceptional experience and knowledge from his time at leading employment law firms, including at a well-known City employment law firm. Matt is an accomplished legal commentator, regularly appearing on Sky News to talk about employment law issues that affect both employers and employees and his employment law articles are featured in The Guardian and The Independent.

Email:    mg@lombards.co.uk