Family Friendly Employment Policies are at the centre of the Government's policies to ensure that people can manage their family commitments whilst at the same time being able to find and maintain employment. Is your employer or a potential employer helping you to balance your family commitments with your job?
Consideration of Family Friendly Policies
Matters that need to be taken into account in this area of Employment Law include:
- Flexible working hours
- Part-time working
- Creating an understanding and trusting culture (not making employees that take advantage of family friendly policies feel less committed to their role)
- Flexibility to cope with emergencies. Employees who are suddenly unable to attend work due to breakdown in care commitments or illness often have to change their plans at short notice. Allowing this flexibility with the time being made up at a later date makes employees feel more valued.
- Special short notice leave. This could be paid or unpaid but means that an employee can have a certain specified number of days available to deal with any emergencies.
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