Agree to a flexible working request without holding a meeting to discuss it

Key points

  • If an employer is able to agree to a request for flexible working, there is no need for it to arrange a meeting with the employee to discuss the request.
  • The statutory flexible working procedure sets out the time limit for the employer to notify the employee of its decision.
  • The notification should specify the flexible working arrangement agreed and when it will take effect.
  • The employer should obtain the employee's written agreement to the contractual change.

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