Flexible working rights ... 'great' some people will say, and I, to a point, agree. Ask me again in 12 months though and I may give a slightly different answer.
My reasons for this possible change... from June 2014, any employee will be able to apply for flexible working. This may be great for those who have been looking to change their hours or workplace but what about the employers? Yes they will still be able to refuse requests on business grounds, but who determines these 'business grounds'?
Now I'm not saying come June the world will go mad any everyone will be applying, most people will probably still only request a change if their personal circumstances require it, but as all requests will be permanent it does mean employers will need to think more carefully about agreeing to requests from those who simply 'don't like working Mondays'!
ACAS have published a Code of Practice and guidance on their website but what are your thoughts?