Monday, June 30, 2014

Right To Nothing

Does anyone else not really understand this:

Every employee now has the right to request flexible working hours after the government extended the right previously reserved for carers and those looking after children.
As part of the right, employees can expect their request to be considered "in a reasonable manner" by employers.

In what sense do people not currently have the right to request flexible working hours? If it doesn't put any obligation on the employer other than to have to consider a request it looks a bit like a gimmick.


Macheath said...

"Here! I've got an idea: Suppose we agree that he can't actually have babies, not having a womb - which is nobody's fault, not even the Romans'..."

Gary said...

It's just one more microstep on the journey to conflate signals with actions in the mind of the electorate.

When that journey is complete, much 'progress' will have been made.

A K Haart said...

Okay I'll consider their request to be taken seriously...

Nope, sorry.

Ross said...

Gary- spot on imo.