Once the employer has received your flexible working request (known as a statutory request), they have three months in which to respond to it unless the employee agrees to wait longer for a decision.

If the employer is happy to implement the changes requested by the employee then it must alter the employees contract to show the new arrangements.

If, on the other hand, the employer does not wish to agree to the employees proposal to work flexibly then it must write to the employee and give the business reasons why it cannot permit flexible working.

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Further Information on Flexible Working

For further information on Flexible Working, please click the links below.

FAQs

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Blog Posts

Flexible Working to suit your lifestyle
Making a flexible working application

External Links

Right for all employees to request flexible working confirmed by BIS
Flexible Working Time
Indirect Discrimination – Little v Richmond Pharmacology