Flexible Working Requests

The right to request a flexible working pattern applies to all employees, where the employee:

  • has started their employment and arrived for start date
  • has made 2 requests within the last 12 months

More guidance and information regarding flexible working legislation and best practice can be found on ACAS.

The ACAS Code of Practice will be taken into consideration by Tribunals when appropriate therefore it is important that employers follow the guideline in the Code.

The Code provides detailed steps for managing flexible working requests "in a reasonable manner" and good practice tips for employers to follow.

For further advice on flexible working requests, you must seek advice from the District Lay Employment Secretary.

Sample Policy Templates on Requesting Flexible Working, Homeworking, Hybrid Working are available from the downloadable templates section.