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Caring to be flexible.

MORE people who care for a relative should ask their boss to change their working hours, equality minister Harriet Harman said yesterday.

She launched a campaign for flexible working hours after a survey showed only one in seven Scots workers knew they had a legal right to request different hours if they cared for an elderly relative.

Since the law was changed in 2007, 90 per cent of employers have agreed to offer flexible working to staff who request it.

Harman said: "We do not want people to have to choose between their work or providing important family care.

"That is why we brought in the right to request flexible working for those who care for older and disabled relatives."
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 8, 2009
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