Machins Employment Breakfast Seminar


The Parent Trap – How workplace flexibility works in practice

Tuesday 27th January 2015 7.45am-9.30am

Aubrey Park Hotel, Redbourn, Hertfordshire, AL3 7AF


Assumptions and stereotypes that women are the primary child carers and therefore have positive protection under the law are being challenged. More men are taking on this role and looking to work flexibly at all levels. Is the law playing catch up with this or causing the shift? How do you manage this as the employer?

We will look at recent legislative changes to flexible working and the introduction of shared parental leave, but also recent cases on sex discrimination, redundancy and enhanced benefits on family-friendly leave. We will also look at how flexible working can work in practice, how it can be managed as a valuable resource to the employer, working through relevant case studies and knowledge sharing.

The workshop will cover the following:

  • Machins legal update on recent changes in family-friendly leave, flexible working and discrimination cases
  • Practical input from John O’Sullivan, Ten2Two, on the realities of flexible working and how it can be managed
  • Free flexible working policy take away

The breakfast will run from 7.45am until 9.30am to enable you to get on with the rest of your working day, but there will be extra time for those who want to learn more or just catch up with colleagues and business acquaintances over a coffee afterwards.

Reserving your place could not be simpler. Just reply to Abi Palmer at  If any of your colleagues wish to attend, please also include their email contact details when you respond.

For more information call: 01582 514362 or visit


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