It is the start of National Work Life Week and so the question of flexible working is more in focus than ever.

In a recent article, Katee Dias of Goodman Derrick discusses some of the benefits and practical considerations for employers as well as setting out the 5 main employment law concerns relating to flexible working:

1. The statutory right to request - how the employer must deal with it and the limited grounds on which an employer can refuse such a request.

2. Potential discrimination and why requests should be handled with care.

3. Health and safety aspects and how to protect the welfare of workers working remotely.

4. Monitoring employees working flexibly  and issues relating to CCTV and monitoring use of IT systems.  

5. Security of data and risks where employees are working remotely.

Katee's full article can be read on the link below.