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Flexible working regulations for parents to be scrapped – The Guardian

“The government is to scrap regulations due to come into force next month that would have given parents with children under 17 the right to request flexible working as part of a package of measures to reduce bureaucracy for businesses.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Millions of parents gain flexible working rights – Daily Telegraph

“The right to ask employers for flexible work arrangements will be extended to 4.5 million parents of older children.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Workplace grievance and flexible working laws change on Monday – OUT-LAW.com

“The way workplace disputes are handled will change from Monday. The Government’s scrapping of the statutory grievance and disciplinary procedures is just one of the law changes that will come into effect on 6th April.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 2nd April 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Woman forced to quit job wins new rights for carers – The Guardian

“Millions of people trying to combine work with caring for disabled or elderly relatives will have the right to claim against employers who discriminate against them in refusing to offer flexible working, following a ruling yesterday by the Employment Tribunal.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mandelson halts flexitime reforms – The Independent

“Plans to allow 4.5 million parents to work flexibly are to be delayed by the Government as it searches for ways to help businesses survive the economic downturn.”

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The Independent, 20th october 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lack of work-life balance could deter talent from profession, says study – Legal Week

“Long hours and barriers to flexible working could cause a drain on the legal profession with young mothers and fathers struggling to find a balance between family and career, new research has found.”

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Legal Week, 14th October 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com

Government consults on extension of flexible working rights – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government has asked business what it thinks about its plans to extend flexible working rights to parents of children up to the age of 16.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th August 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

New right to ‘flexitime’ for 4.5 million parents – The Independent

“The government is to encourage more fathers to work part time or flexible hours so that they can spend more time with their children.”

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The Independent, 23rd July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The Big Question: Are equality laws backfiring, with employers reluctant to hire women? – The Independent

“The head of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Nicola Brewer, has just announced that recent and future improvements to maternity pay may, ironically, be backfiring on women by making employers wary of hiring and promoting them. The industrial neanderthal Sir Alan Sugar has added fuel to the fire by claiming recently that many employers bin the CVs of women of childbearing age without even considering their job applications.”

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The Independent, 15th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Paid maternity leave does us no favours either, say fathers – The Times

“A benefit that enriches family life or a burden that sabotages women’s careers? Nicola Brewer’s claim that the extension of maternity leave and parental rights has hampered women’s employment chances has drawn praise and criticism in equal measure.”

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The Times, 15th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Equality laws ‘are now holding women back’ – The Times

“The radical extension of maternity leave and parents’ rights is sabotaging women’s careers, according to the head of the new equalities watchdog.”

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The Times, 14th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Men urged to make use of new flexible working rights – The Times

“Fathers have been urged to make use of new rights to work part-time when the Government extends the law on flexible employment in April.”

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The Times, 16th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Flexible working to be extended – BBC News

“The right to request flexible working is to be extended to about 4.5 million parents of children aged up to 16.”

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BBC News, 15th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Flexible working rights “should be extended” – Reuters

“The right to ask for flexible working should be extended to all employees to help tackle the pay gap between men and women, a committee of MPs said on Saturday.”

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Reuters, 9th February 2008

Source: www.reuters.com

EU judge backs flexible working claim mother – The Guardian

“A British legal secretary who claims her bosses refused to let her work flexible hours to care for her disabled son today won the first step of a landmark European court case.”

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The Guardian, 31st Janaury 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

House manager wins claim over flexible work – The Guardian

“A former Barbican house manager who said she was refused flexible working time stands to receive a six-figure payout after winning her claims for sex discrimination and unfair dismissal.”

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The Guardian, 21st December 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman miscarried while suffering work-related stress, tribunal told – The Guardian

“A woman who claims she was refused flexible working time told an employment tribunal yesterday that she had a miscarriage while suffering work-related stress.”

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The Guardian, 27th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Millions may get right to flexible work – The Guardian

“Gordon Brown used his first Queen’s speech yesterday to set out a potentially costly and controversial work-life balance agenda that could give flexible working rights to as many as 4.5 million extra parents. Employees with children as old as 17 could be extended rights that have proved incredibly popular to parents with much younger families.”

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The Guardian, 7th November 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

European court to rule on UK disability discrimination ban – The Guardian

“A test case which could affect the employment rights of thousands of people who care for disabled or elderly relatives will go to the European court of justice in Luxembourg tomorrow.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Top UK firms embrace flexible working – The Lawyer

“More than three-quarters of the UK’s top 50 law firms have introduced flexible working, The Lawyer can exclusively reveal.”

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The Lawyer, 31st August 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Trader loses £1.35m sexual discrimination claim – The Independent

“A City trader who claimed a sexist work culture forced her to quit her job after she returned from maternity leave lost her £1.35m compensation claim yesterday.”

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The Independent, 22nd June 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Extended paternity leave rejected – BBC News

“The government has rejected Children’s Minister Beverley Hughes’ call to extend paternity leave to four weeks.”

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BBC News, 8th June 2007

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Give new fathers a month off work with pay, says minister – The Times

“New fathers would be able to spend a month off work with their babies under a proposal by the Minister for Children to double the length of paternity leave.”

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The Times, 8th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ex-BNP banker claims she was forced out after taking maternity leave – The Times

“A former ‘high-flying’ female banker who claims that male colleagues placed bets on whether she would return to work after having a baby is suing her former employer, BNP Paribas, for sex discrimination.”

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The Times, 16th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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