Letter—Employer’s decision on flexible working request
Letter—Employer’s decision on flexible working request

The following Employment precedent provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Letter—Employer’s decision on flexible working request

[Insert name of employee]

[Insert address of employee]

[Insert date]

Dear [insert employee’s name]

I write with reference to your flexible working application dated [insert date which appeared on employee’s request] which was received by [insert name of employer business] on [insert date employer received the request].

Following receipt of your application, [[OPTIONS 1 (full agreement to original request after proper consideration), 2, OR 3:] [a meeting was held OR meetings were held] on [insert date(s) of meeting(s) held to consider the application] at which your request was discussed with you OR [OPTION 4 (full agreement to original request without need for any discussion):] I was happy to agree to your request without the need for any further discussion or investigation OR [OPTION 5:] it was immediately clear, without the need for any further discussion or investigation, that [insert name of employer business] would not proceed to consider your application because you were not legally entitled to make the request for flexible working which you submitted].

[Initial text for use with options 1, 2, or 3 (as set out below)

[In addition, the following further investigations related to your application were carried out: [insert details of additional investigations, eg talking to the applying employee’s team to ascertain whether working duties could be reorganised within the team to accommodate the flexible working request].]

Having considered the request, carefully looking at the benefits of the requested changes

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