Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, for example having flexible start and finish times, or working from home.
All employees have the legal right to request flexible working - not just parents and carers. This is known as ‘making a statutory application’. Employees must have worked for the same employer for at least 26 weeks to be eligible.
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Flexible working request acknowledgement letter template
This letter is to notify the employee that their flexible working request has been received and that a meeting will be set up to discuss it with the employee. This must be completed within 28 days of receipt of the employee's application.
Flexible working request rejection letter template
Use this letter to inform an employee that their request for flexible working has been rejected. Note, this letter should only be used if the employer is rejecting the employee's request and any alternatives that were raised at the meeting with the employee.