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Search results: 49 article(s) found in topic: Flexible working - keyword: Flexible working requests

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Time limit for responding to a flexible working request

All employees with at least 26 weeks’ continuous service have the right to make a flexible working request. When one is made, how long do you have to respond and what must you also bear in mind? More...


Transparent flexible and family-friendly policies

Apparently, job applicants want employers to be far more open about their policies on flexible working and family-friendly leave. Should you make your policies publicly available, e.g. by publishing them on your website? More...


Flexible working requests must be “valid”

In September 2019 the TUC stated that “at least one in three flexible working requests are rejected”. What’s often forgotten is that a request must be valid or it can be rejected. What does this mean? More...


A must-have flexible working policy

Apparently, as many as 80% of smaller employers who permit flexible working have no formal flexible working policy in place. Why is this wrong and what should a policy include? More...


Q&A - flexible working: what can they claim?


A reasonably rejected flexible working request

In a 2016 case the employee - who was returning from maternity leave - had asked for an evenings-only homeworking arrangement. When this was rejected she claimed sex discrimination. Why did she lose? More...


The downsides of homeworking

It’s estimated that approximately 4.2 million employees carry out some form of homeworking. With these arrangements, much emphasis is placed on the advantages but there are significant downsides too. What are they? More...


Maternity leave and flexible working requests

You’re worried that an employee who’s recently gone on maternity leave will be handing you a flexible working request, possibly for part-time hours, just prior to her return. Is there any way to prevent this? More...


£11,000 for refusing flexible working?

When the tribunal awarded a female police officer just over £11,000 media reports gave the impression that this was because her flexible working request was denied. What’s the real story? More...


Flexible working: any right of appeal?

All employees with 26 weeks’ continuous service have the right to request a flexible working arrangement. In the event you reject such a request do they have any statutory right of appeal? More...
Last updated: 26.05.2020

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