Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
How long have you worked there for?
I have worked there 3 years 5 months
OK, thank you, XXXXX XXXXX this with me - I will look into this for you, get my response ready and get back to you on here. No need to wait around and you will get an email when I have responded, thank you
Many thanks for your patience. Your rights will largely depend on what your contract says about your place of work and any potential relocation. So it is important to check whether there is any specific wording about your work location and what the employer can ask you to do, such as whether they can ask you to move office or work from a different location. If the contract allows that, then you would not necessarily be guaranteed to work from home.
There is nothing stopping you from asking the employer to allow you to reduce your hours/days of work – anyone can request that at any time but it is for the employer to decide whether it is possible and if the business needs would make that difficult or even impossible. So you have nothing to lose by asking the employer to consider allowing a reduction on wring days.
However, if your request is rejected and your contract allows the employer to move you to other offices or you had no nominated place of work in there, then forcing through a reduction may be somewhat difficult. Perhaps you could let me know what your contract says about this and then I can discuss what your rights are likely to be…
My contract says I can be asked to work anywhere in london area. I thought I could tell my employer that I wanted to reduce my hours once I had reached retirement age and they could not refuse.