Flexi-phobia: fear factor means one in five employees dare not ask about flexible working options, despite their legal right to do so

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Over one in five (21%) UK private sector employees – equivalent to 5.5m nationally¹ – are too afraid to discuss flexible working with their boss because they think they will say no, Aviva’s Working Lives report shows.

Posted inNews archiveon28 Jun 2017 5.5m workers in the private sector are afraid of asking for flexible working as they expect their employer to say ‘no’[1] Reluctance comes despite employees having the legal right to make a request to their employer for greater flexibility in their job A third (34%) of businesses don’t offer flexible working options Two in three

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