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fruitandbarley Thu 11-Apr-13 11:25:52

Can anyone please tell me if I can only apply for flexible working, after I’ve had my baby?

I am due on 4th August and wondered if I could apply and get it sorted out now before I go on maternity leave?

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 11-Apr-13 13:03:04

You can apply once per year. Personally I would hold back as what you think you would like and what you actually would like once you are going back to work can be very different.

flowery Thu 11-Apr-13 15:16:51

You don't have the right to apply unless you have a child. If you already have another child then you might be able to apply but I advise you not to. You may change your mind for a start, but also it may be very difficult for your employer to make an assessment of whether the business can support your request so far in advance.

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