Rights, requests and great expectations: the right to request flexible work in the UK

Alexandra Heron, Work and Organisation Studies, Faculty of Economics, University of Sydney

29th May 2009  12:30 pm - 02:00 pm Darlington Centre Meeting Room 11

Alexandra Heron is a lawyer and has worked in various capacities in the NGO, public and private sectors in Australia, the UK and France, with an emphasis on gender and employment issues. Her interests include women's entry into, return to and progression within the workforce and the barriers they face. She is the co-author of the 2006 edition of 'Maternity and Parental Rights' (UK) and other publications include an EU/OECD research paper 'Migrant women, what is working', which examined some initiatives in 6 OECD countries which have fostered the labour market participation of migrant women with less than a tertiary education.