We are a small company with approximately 14 employees. Two members of the team are currently on maternity leave and have requested part time hours on their return to work. We are looking at each case individual however would like to know if, as we already have one part time worker, this has set a precedent.

Because of the nature of the business all employees have dedicated accounts that they work on – would we be expected to review all the account handling carried out by all employees to form a role involving accounts that could be controlled during part time hours? This would upset the relationships between team members who have built up the accounts and the relationship with the clients who have trust in the current handler.

Any advice please?
Joanne Warner