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Dear Theo: flexible working request

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by gld202, May 26, 2016.

  1. gld202

    gld202 New commenter

    Dear Theo (and anyone else who can help),

    I am due to return from maternity leave in July and have put in a flexible working request asking to reduce my hours to 3 days a week from September.
    The school are arguing saying I have to start my new contact when I return from maternity leave. I don't think this is right but would appreciate some advice.
    As far as I was aware, anyone can make a flexible working request (as someone else has in my school) and they would start their's from September - if that's what they asked for - so I shouldn't be at a disadvantage as I've been off.
    It is not a maternity leave return form so surely it should be treated separately?
    Can anyone help?
    Many thanks

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