EMPLOYMENT LAW

Flexibility - furlough and beyond

In this webinar our Employment team focused on flexibility, and the challenges and opportunities it presents for employers as we start to emerge from ‘lockdown’. We delve deeper into the recently announced flexible furlough scheme, assessing the strengths and limitations of its flexibility rules.

We explore the familiar statutory right to request flexible working, and how employers might look to manage a potential surge from employees who have adapted well to a pattern of home working and flexible hours during lockdown. Finally, we look at flexibility more broadly and over the longer view, including how employers might seek to introduce greater contractual powers of flexibility in contracts, to be better placed if something like the recent pandemic should ever happen again.

About the authors


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Stephen ten Hove

Partner

Contentious and non-contentious Employment Law specialist dealing with unfair dismissal, discrimination and law relating to partnerships and shareholders.
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Will Walsh

Partner

Expertise in the employment aspects of company restructures and strategy, including international elements.
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Adam Williams

Partner

Specialises in guiding corporate clients through UK business immigration and labour law aspects of operating in the UK and moving people across borders.

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