Flexible Working, gender, socioeconomic inequality and wellbeing
Several studies have shown the positive effects that Flexible Working (FW) can have on employee’s work-life balance, mental health and overall job satisfaction. Not only can it positively impact the individual but evidence suggests a correlation between increases in productivity and Flexible Working Practices (FWP). However, many people report feeling hesitant to request or use FWP or having used FW people feel discriminated against in some way or that they have experienced poor career outcomes. Through the literature review, the mechanisms behind flexibility stigma will be investigated.