Does Flexible Working Work?
The new flexible working legislation was introduced in the U.K. in 2014. It previously only applied to carers or people looking after children, but now it applies to all workers. It was introduced to give employees increased flexibility when it comes to working in a way that suits them. The legislation gives millions of employees the right to request flexible working once they have worked continuously for the same employer for the last 26 weeks.
In Ireland, we currently don't have such legislation and the amount of flexibility granted is generally at the discretion of individual employers and are not governed by specific leglislation.