I am a full time partner in a firm of 6 partners. I have handed in my notice to resign from the partnership in 6 months time. My attempts to reduce my working hours to 3/4 full time were met with vigorous resistance by one of the partners (who aims to retire soon) . I am unable to continue full-time due to young family and requested that my hours be reduced to 3/4 rth full time. There is no clause in partnership agreement to support or oppose it. I feel let down that after having worked for 10 years just 1 partner can block changes to my working hours and wonder if this is legal. To my surprise another partner was able to reduce her working hours by 50% a couple of years ago and this wasn't discussed with me. Do I have a right to reduce my working hours?This is only for historical interest as I have already handed in my resignation.
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I am male children are aged 2 and 4. My house is under construction so I am living in rental accommodation. Children have to be driven 2 hours a day (to and fro) to be at nursery and prep school .I just want to help my wife at this difficult time to be available 1 extra day a week . (My house in under construction near children school but there have been delays so I am living in rental accommodation for next few months). I wasn't allowed to take 1 extra day of my annual leave every week over next 2 months to help my family.
Man. children aged 2 and 4
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Hi I am sorry for the delay in responding to you, for some reason this question was not on my list of unanswered questions.
You should have been given the right to make a request for flexible working as you have children.
There is a formal process for making the request and once the request is made the employer can only refuse on the basis of a prescribed statuory reason. I have appended guidance to the right for full information. http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1616&gclid=CjwKEAjwqamhBRDeyKKuuYztxwQSJAA1luvG3E-Njx50s5tTui04mah-wxfWF52vpA98XOrtiRiPPxoCY3_w_wcB
If the employer agrees to the request the outcome would be a permanent change to your terms and conditions of employment.
If you think that your request was handled differently because you were a father not a mother you might also have an arguement that the failure to properly consider it amounts to sex discrimination.
This is something you could pursue after resignation so long as you raise a complaint within 3 months. You would need to raise a formal grieavnce first.
If you have any further quesitons please do ask. If I have answered your quesiton I would be grateful if you would take the time to rate my answer. Thank you and all the best.
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Folllow on question do those regulations still apply if I am a partner and not an employee but the other partners and manager do not let me go part farm for family reasons or is it for employees only
I am a partner not an employee do these regulations still apply
ok am I still allowed to reduce my working hours during the notice period(I am required to give 6 months notice to leave). There is no clause regarding this in the practice agreement. I am concerned that if I was to ask for a reference in future, despite 10 years of partnership the Manager(employee( or other partners might not provide me with a true or accurate references as they may have problems recruiting new partners due to various reasons including buy in amount.
Thank you I have had several requests to rate the service again(about 8) but haven't had a reply could you please post a reply and I can rate the service many thanks