Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Were they asked to move workplace location? Was that allowed under their contract?
How long has this arrangement been in place for?
There is nothing stopping the employer allowing certain members of staff to work through their breaks or to leave early. There is no law that says such equality must exist amongst everyone and in individual circumstances the employer can apply different rules to different employees. If that person has asked for this to happen, the employer has considered it and they deemed it is appropriate, they can certainly allow someone to change their hours as necessary. There is nothing stopping you from doing the same and you can make a formal request for similar changes to be made to you, however as mentioned there is no law that states an employer has to treat you all equally in that respect
Would the same arrangement as theirs work for you, or are you looking at entirely different changes?
ok so the arrangements are different which means that you can't say they are necessarily getting priority treatment because what works for them in their situation would not necessarily work for you and what you are after may not be considered possible or reasonable, whereas their arrangement could be easier to implement. However, your employer has a duty to make reasonable adjustments if you are disabled, which you are and they must be able to justify clearly why the requested adjustments are not reasonable. Also you have the right to make a formal request for flexible working which he employer has to consider officially and go through a formal procedure.
that can happen at any time, it does not depend on a trial period
Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? Thanks