Training: Respond to a statutory request in relation to study or training
When to use this training flowchart
Use this training flowchart to deal with a request in relation to study or training made under the statutory procedure.
Most requests will involve time off for training, but the right is not limited to requests for time off: an employee might, for example, make a request that the employer organise, provide or pay for training.
While employers are not obliged to agree to requests made in relation to study or training, if they fail to follow the required procedure on receipt of a request, the employee will be able to bring an employment tribunal claim.
- Establish whether or not the employee is entitled to make a statutory request in relation to study or training
- Invite the employee to a meeting to discuss the request
- Inform the employee of your decision and the right of appeal
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