Campaign launches calling for right to request flexible working from first day

Call for change in law follows survey results that suggest divisions in how employees are treated

A campaign is being launched to give people the right to request flexible working from the first day in a job, after research suggested divisions in how employees are treated.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which represents human resources professionals, said the shift to working at home because of the coronavirus crisis has exposed a lack of flexible working opportunities for some.

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