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Flexible working

An umbrella term used to describe any method of working which deviates from the standard work pattern, including annualised hours, compressed hours, flexitime, home working, job-sharing, self-roistering, shift working, staggered hours, part-time working and term-time working. Since 30 June 2014, the right to request flexible working, for any reason, has been available to employees (with very limited exceptions) once they have 26 weeks' continuous service.