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Employee Rights

Being treated fairly in your workplace is important - Magrath Sheldrick can provide the advice you need to understand your employee rights.

Being treated fairly in your workplace is important - Magrath can provide the advice you need to understand your employee rights.

Flexible working is not going away, and nor should employers want it to.  Managed properly it can encourage employee engagement and retention.  Managed badly and you end up with a fractured workplace and resentful staff.  Whether businesses like it or not flexible working is here to stay and in a much more flexible way than many envisaged.  Applications for flexible working, whether following a period of family leave or for lifestyle reasons seem to be on the increase, with employees expecting employers to embrace their desire for work / life balance.  Contracts that encourage flexibility can be beneficial for both parties, even zero hours contracts (in the right, limited, circumstances), but it is critical that the drafting is right and the intention is sound.  It is vital that employers meet their obligations to employees, not just in terms of maternity leave, paternity leave and other family rights, or in relation to rest breaks and working hours but also in relation to holiday, flexible working and remote working.  Failure to do so will not only result in claims but will result in lost talent as employees look to a workplace that betters suits their views of the modern world of work.

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