In Commotion Ltd v Rutty, the EAT holds that it was open to the employment tribunal to find that an employee's formal application under the right to request flexible working satisfied step one of the statutory grievance procedure where it was presented after the refusal of an informal flexible working request.
Practical guidance on dealing with a request from an employee to return from maternity leave on a part-time basis; including avoiding indirect sex discrimination; and statutory flexible working requests.
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