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Flexible working (17)

Extension of flexible working decision period
When an employee applies for flexible working, normally you must notify them of your decision within three months. However, you can agree with them to extend that period and use our letter to confirm this agreement.Flexible working entitlementAll employees benefit from the statutory right to request... Read more
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Type: Letter
Flexible working acceptance letter
If you're happy to accept an employee's flexible working request (or you reach a compromise with them at the meeting), then you should write providing a description of the new agreed working pattern and establishing a start date.Acceptance of requestIf you decide to accept an employee's request for flexible... Read more
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Type: Letter
Flexible working appeal - invitation to appeal meeting
If you reject an employee's request for a flexible working arrangement, it is good practice to allow them to appeal the decision and, if they do appeal, to arrange a meeting with them to discuss itA reasonable procedureWhere you take the decision to reject an employee's request for flexible working,... Read more
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Type: Letter
Flexible working application form
Both male and female employees benefit from the right to request flexible working arrangements provided they have 26 weeks' continuous employment and they have not made another application to work flexibly under the statutory right in the previous twelve months. If an employee makes a formal request,... Read more
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Type: Form
Flexible working policy
Use our policy statement to implement flexible working practices to improve the work-life balance of your staff. Our policy statement sets out the statutory right for employees who have 26 weeks' continuous employment to request flexible working arrangements, together with the relevant application procedure... Read more
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Type: Policy
Flexible working rejection letter
If you wish to reject an employee's flexible working request, you must provide a business ground for the refusal and should set out the reasons why the ground applies in the particular circumstances. You should also allow your employee to appeal the decision. Be particularly careful with flexible working... Read more
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Type: Letter
Flexible working request - invitation to meeting
Use our flexible working request - invitation to meeting to arrange a meeting with your employee to discuss their formal request for flexible working. However, there's no need to arrange a meeting if you're happy to agree to the employee's request as it stands.What changes?The right to request flexible... Read more
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Type: Letter
Homeworking checklist
Where you've agreed that an employee can work from home, there are various matters you should consider before the arrangement is finalised. Our checklist will ensure you have everything in place.Setting up homeworkingOnce you've agreed in principle to an employee's request for homeworking, you then need... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Ineligible for flexible working letter
An employee is ineligible to request flexible working if they don't have 26 weeks' continuous service or they've already made a statutory flexible working request in the previous twelve months. Our letter confirms their ineligibility.Eligibility criteriaOur Ineligible for Flexible Working Letter enables... Read more
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Type: Letter
Letter confirming flexible working request withdrawn
 Use this letter when an employee has withdrawn their statutory flexible working request.    It also enables you to notify an employee that their flexible working request is being treated as withdrawn. You can do this if they've failed to attend two meetings at the initial stage, or two appeal meetings... Read more
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Type: Letter
Letter confirming trial flexible working arrangement
At the end of a flexible working trial period, you will either wish to confirm or revoke it, according to whether it's been successful or not. Use our letter confirming trial flexible working arrangement to confirm it and make the arrangement permanent.Successful trial periodTowards the end of a trial... Read more
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Type: Letter
Letter reminding employee of flexible working arrangement terms
Some employees think that a flexible working arrangement is precisely that: the right to come and go exactly as they please! If they're not keeping to its terms, you need to set them straight. Not doing so could store up problems. Our letter makes the position crystal clear. Spell it out Sometimes, when... Read more
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Type: Letter
Letter revoking trial flexible working arrangement
At the end of a flexible working trial period, you will either wish to confirm or revoke it, according to whether it's been successful or not. Use our letter revoking trial flexible working arrangement to withdraw it and to provide for the employee to revert back to their previous working pattern and... Read more
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Type: Letter
Outcome of flexible working appeal meeting letter
If you reject an employee's request for a flexible working arrangement, the Acas Code of Practice on Handling in a Reasonable Manner Requests to Work Flexibly says that you should allow them to appeal the decision. Whilst there are no set time periods for dealing with an appeal, all flexible working... Read more
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Type: Letter
Response to invalid flexible working request
A flexible working application can be invalid for various reasons including if it's not dated, doesn't specify the change being applied for and the effective date, or doesn't explain the effect of the change on your business and how any such effect might be dealt with. Our letter covers all the invalidity... Read more
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Type: Letter
Trial flexible working arrangement extension letter
If an employee has a trial flexible working arrangement in place, occasionally you may need to extend that trial period before you make your final decision on whether to confirm or revoke the flexible working arrangement.Trial periodIt's acceptable under the flexible working provisions for you to agree... Read more
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Type: Key Data
Trial flexible working arrangement letter
When you receive a flexible working application, you may wish to test it out on a trial basis to see whether it can be accommodated within the business or not. Use our letter to put a trial flexible working arrangement in place. Trial runIt's acceptable under the flexible working provisions for you... Read more
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Type: Letter