Flexible working: Respond to a statutory request to work flexibly

When to use this flexible working flowchart

Use this flexible working flowchart to ensure that, on receiving a flexible working request, you comply with the requirements set out in the law on the right to request flexible working.

Employees who have a minimum of 26 weeks' continuous service have a statutory right to request flexible working. Employers must deal with requests to work flexibly in a "reasonable manner".

Key steps

Key "What if...?" events

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