In what circumstances can an employer regard a statutory request in relation to study or training as having been withdrawn?

An employer can treat a statutory request in relation to study or training as having been withdrawn where the employee has provided notification, either orally or in writing, that he or she is withdrawing it. In addition, if the employee, without reasonable cause, fails to attend more than one meeting arranged to discuss the request, or his or her appeal where the request has been turned down, or refuses to provide the employer with the information that it needs to assess whether or not it is able to agree to the request, the application may be regarded as having been withdrawn. The employer should confirm the withdrawal in writing, unless the employee has provided written notice that he or she is withdrawing the request.