Following a meeting to discuss the request, agree to a request for flexible working or a compromise arrangement

Key points

  • Following a discussion or meeting with an employee to discuss his or her request for flexible working, the employer may be able to agree to it, or the parties may agree a compromise.
  • The statutory flexible working procedure sets out the time period within which the employer must notify the employee of its final decision.
  • The employer should obtain the employee's written agreement to any contractual change.

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