Article by FabafterFifty
For many people caring for ill, injured or disabled relatives, whilst working flexible hours is an absolute necessity. This is because they need all the time available to ensure that the ones they love have all the care needed, but juggling a career with being a carer for family members can be hard work at the best of times.
Until June this year, carers were the only people in work who could make requests for flexible working hours to their employers. However, the government introduced a law change which massively opened up this right to anyone who has worked with the same company for a minimum of 26 weeks – exactly half a year. On the face of it, this could be positive for many carers.