Invite an employee to an appeal hearing in relation to a request for flexible working

Key points

  • While an employee does not have a statutory right of appeal in relation to a flexible working request, the employer is under a duty to handle such requests in a reasonable manner.
  • If the employer affords the employee a right of appeal, it can be helpful to invite the employee to an appeal hearing.
  • When inviting the employee to an appeal hearing, the employer should bear in mind the need to complete the process within the specified time frame.

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