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I have worked there for nearly 3 years
The thing is the letter states they need me full time no compromise or the option to try it on a trial basis just a straight no
saying that I need to be there to answer queries from suppliers and customers, give out petty cash, write cheques, do bank payments, answer payroll queries. they say business activity has increased but I had days with nothing to do and Friday was always a quiet day. they say employing someone for one day a week will be hard due to the low hours and handover time between us would be economically unviable
i'm organised so I know I can get cheques and bank payments done when I'm in the office It's the queries that would have to wait a day but I would be happy to respond to emails telling people this on my day off if could have email access on my phone. If an urgent payment needs to go out I could do it from anywhere as it's online banking
if they refuse the 4 days do I have to quit my job because I can't do 5 days with the cost of childcare?
I feel like i'm being pushed out because my maternity cover can work 5 days and they will save money keeping her on as she is on a lower salary than me
yes the lady who done the job before me was allowed to work 3 days shes left the company now
and I took over the role turning it into a full time position
but it was the same job spec
so the difference, 'they say' is the increased custom.
but I personally don't think it has increased as my workload hasn't increased
Ok I would suggest that you appeal against the decision. You should note that the right to request flexible working is just a right to request. If the employer has business reasons then it can refuse. Ultimately if you do not believe that the business reasons given are sound you can bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal where you will have to give evidence to the tribunal that the business reasons are not valid. This can be a difficult argument to win if I am entirely honest but if you are left with no choice but to resign in the alternative you have nothing to lose.
ok thank you for your help
I realise this might come across as slightly negative but it is just that I want you to be aware that claims under the Flexible working regulations are hard for an employee to succeed with.
I do wish you all the best. As a working mother I am well aware of the difficulties we face.
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thank you I will rate you now