Invite an employee to a meeting to discuss a flexible working request

Key points

  • While an employer is not required by statute to invite an employee to a meeting to discuss his or her flexible working request, the "Acas code of practice on handling in a reasonable manner requests to work flexibly" suggests meeting with the employee in certain circumstances.
  • The employer should consider whether or not to allow the employee to be accompanied at a meeting to discuss a flexible working request.
  • When inviting the employee to a flexible working meeting, the employer should bear in mind the need to complete the process within the specified time frame.

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