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Climate change: a key consideration in flexible work requests.

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  • Recent UK flexible working laws aim to encourage more flexible and remote working.
  • A 2023 report found that such working models have environmental implications.

Accounting For Climate Change In Flexible Working Requests – Law360

Flexible working laws in the UK have been strengthened to promote more flexible and remote working. A 2023 report from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the U.S. highlighted the environmental implications of these working models. This raises the question of whether employers should consider climate change when assessing requests for flexible working arrangements from employees.

This article examines the intersection of flexible working requests and climate change, urging employers to weigh the environmental impact of employees’ workplace preferences. By incorporating climate considerations into decision-making processes, companies can align with global sustainability goals and promote greater environmental responsibility.

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