Dealing with requests for flexible working and related policies

If your business has reduced core working hours or introduced homeworking in recent weeks, once the lockdown is lifted you may receive requests from individual members of your team who wish to continue these working practices.

Remember that the right to request flexible working is enshrined in law and, as an employer, you will need to be able to demonstrate that a ‘statutory application’ for flexible working is dealt with in a ‘reasonable manner.’

By seeking expert advice, you can ensure that the request is dealt with in a compliant manner and any refusals will not lead to a legal dispute with your employee.

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