Flexible working describes those working arrangements that give some degree of flexibility on how long, where and when employees work. It can be about the amount of hours to be worked, or where that work is done, or the pattern of work – and frequently it’s a combination of all of these.
All employees have the legal right to request flexible working. Employers can turn down requests if you have a good business reason. Many employers do report benefits of introducing flexible working practices, from improved staff morale to reduced levels of absenteeism. These links provide information about the practical and legal issues that need to be understood and managed.