Of those who bring it up 79% have had their request accepted
Over one in five (21%) UK private sector employees are too afraid to discuss flexible working with their boss because they think they will say no.
Employees have the legal right to make a statutory application to their employer to change their working pattern.
A recent report found people aged 35-49 are the most likely to refrain from exercising their legal right – nearly one in four (24%) shied away from starting a conversation for fear of rejection.
Of the 54% of employees who have initiated a conversation, 79% have had their request accepted.
Almost two in three private sector businesses (64%) said they already offer the opportunity for flexible working.
Excerpt from Health Insurance Daily, read the full article here