Flexible working

Any employee who has worked for their employer for 26 weeks can make a formal request for flexible working, although the employer is not obliged to accept it.

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NHS employers have an obligation to facilitate flexible working requests, especially for women returning from maternity leave.

  • Building a better balance information pack – this pack is aimed at helping stewards persuade employers of the benefits of flexible working and gives members advice on requesting it. 
  • Information paper on part-time workers’ rights – this document explains what the law on part-timers’ rights means in practice for CSP members. It advises on how to make sure part-time physiotherapists don’t lose out on issues such as bank holidays, training and study leave, overtime, and pensions.
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