Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. How long have you worked there for?
I've been there since December 2011
Why does the finish time make such a difference to your ability to continue with this job?
I have no idea
It doesn't make any sense to me
ok thanks let me get my response ready please
You have the right to request flexible working hours in order to assist you with child caring issues or any other factors you need help with following ML. It is for you and the employer to agree on the terms of the flexible working arrangement so whatever changes you are both happy with you can agree on. The changes could be temporary or permanent, although if nothing is agreed about them being temporary, it would be presumed they are permanent, until new changes are agreed between you.
When you arrived at the agreement to change your working arrangements, you should have agreed on all changes that would apply. So even though the working hours were agreed, if this would have affected your ability to continue in the job you did, the employer should have made that clear at the outset and given you the opportunity to consider whether it was still something you wanted to proceed with. If they knew about this and avoided mentioning it then it could indeed amount to potential discrimination or general unfair treatment.
As to what you can do to deal with this, you should first consider any formal grievance route and let the employer deal with it that way. You can appeal any outcome you o not agree with. After that you really have two options – either remain in employment as it is and make a claim for discrimination, or resign and make a claim for constructive dismissal and/or discrimination.
Thank you very much
you are welcome
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