Posted: 30th June 2014
The statutory procedure for dealing with such requests is repealed and replaced with a Code of Practice, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), on handling requests in a reasonable manner. In addition, Acas has updated its guidance on this topic, giving practical examples to help businesses manage the new extended right.
The Code of Practice and the guidance can be found here.
If you would like advice on how to handle a request for flexible working, particularly on how to proceed if several requests are received from those previously not eligible to apply for such arrangements, contact us. We can also assist you in drawing up a flexible working policy suited to the needs of your business.