Know your rights
Prencess Mohlahlo, an employment practice lawyer at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, outlines how to handle the difficulties that go with this agreement.
Define your time
As your working hours are already irregular, you could find yourself at your employer’s beck and call. Set up boundaries so you have the ability to distinguish between what’s urgent and what can wait.
stand your ground
The employer may abuse its access to the employee by persistently expecting responses to emails in situations that are clearly not urgent and abusing the employee’s free time, the employee may object to the employer’s conduct. If an objection results in harassment or bullying, then the employee may be protected against any occupational detriment.
Working flexitime means that the employee will be valued based on their performance rather than face-time, so the employer will need to establish time management principles that the employee must adhere to and produce work that satisfies the employer’s objectives.