Good evening Attorneys,
I am a single parent and I am currently going through some rough times at work because of my work schedule. Iam currently in late midshift (12NN-10PM) and I am requesting for an earlier work schedule (like 9AM-7PM) as I have health conditions and I have a 7-year old son to take care of. My boss said that he has no choice but to transfer me to another project wherein I will no longer be a teamlead because of my inflexibility in terms of work sched. He knows that I am a single parent. I was able to read through RA8972 (Solo Parent Act), and I was able to note that solo parents can request for Flexible Work Schedule:
Section 16. Flexible Work Schedule – The employer shall provide for a flexible
work schedule for solo parents: Provided, That the same shall not affect individual and
company productivity: Provided further, That any employer may request exemption
from the above requirements from the DOLE on certain meritorious ground
I would just like to ask what are the possible meritorious grounds which an employer can ask from DOLE, for them not to grant a request for a flexible work schedule.
Looking forward to your response on this. Thank you very much.