Is there any right of appeal where an employer rejects a statutory request in relation to study or training?

Yes. Where an employee has made a request in relation to study or training under s.63D of the Employment Rights Act 1996, and is unhappy with the employer's decision, he or she has 14 days in which to lodge an appeal. The notice of appeal must be in writing, be dated and set out the grounds of appeal.

Within 14 days of this notice of appeal being given, the employer must hold a meeting with the employee to discuss the appeal. The employer must convey its decision to the employee in writing within 14 days of the appeal hearing.