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The response below assumes that the employee has submitted a flexible working request in accordance with the requirements of section 80F of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996), and Flexible Working Regulations 2014, SI 2014/1398, reg 4, and that she satisfies the eligibility criteria for being entitled to make the request.
For comprehensive guidance on flexible working, generally, see Practice Note: Flexible working. See also the main section of that Practice Note dealing with Who is eligible to make a statutory request.
The employer’s duties in relation to a flexible working request under ERA 1996, s 80F are listed in ERA 1996, s 80G. These are:
to deal with the application in a reasonable manner
to notify the employee of its decision within the ‘decision period’, and
only to refuse the application if one of the listed statutory grounds applies
In relation to the ‘decision period’, the decision period for a given application:
begins on the date that the application is made, and
ends at the end of:
the period of three months beginning with that day, or
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