Susan is on maternity leave. During that time, Valentina is covering for Susan as well as carrying out her own duties. Valentina’s performance is excellent and she is managing both roles with ease. Susan has indicated that she is returning to work next month but the head of the department wants Valentina to carry on with both roles. At the same time, another employee in the team has requested to reduce his hours to enable him to look after an elderly relative.
What options are open to the head of department? What should she do next?
Most employers will have to deal with pregnancy, maternity and flexible working issues at some stage. With new rules allowing fathers to take extended paternity leave, as well as proposals for shared parental leave and more flexible working rights, knowing how to act appropriately will become ever more important.
Our training will ensure your managers understand the rights and obligations of both the employer and employee, and how to deal fairly with flexible working requests.
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