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01/07/14

From 30 June 2014 every employee has the statutory right to request flexible working after 26 weeks employment service.

Before 30 June 2014, the right only applied to parents of children under the age of 17 (or 18 if the child is disabled) and certain carers.

There are many forms of flexible working. It can describe a place of work, for example homeworking, or a type of contract, such as a temporary contract. Other common variations include: part time working, flexitime, job sharing and shift work.

Key points

• Requests should be in writing stating the date of the request and whether any previous application has been made and the date of that application
• Requests and appeals must be considered and decided upon within three months of the receipt of the request
• Employers must have a sound business reason for rejecting any request
• Employees can only make one request in any 12 month periodStart typing your update here...