Right to request flexible working

Since 30 June 2014 every employee has the statutory right to request flexible working (such as changing hours or place of work) after 26 weeks employment service.

Employers have a duty to consider requests in a reasonable manner, considering whether the request can be accommodated on business grounds. ACAS have produced a Code of Practice which will be taken into account by employment tribunals. 

For more details visit the ACAS website.

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