Acas Flexible Working Guidance

Flexible working can lead to reduced stress levels in employees.

There are many forms of flexible working. It can describe a place of work, for example homeworking, or a type of contract, such as a temporary contract.

Other common variations include: part time working, flexitime, job sharing and shift work.

Key points

· Requests should be in writing stating the date of the request and whether any previous application has been made and the date of that application.

· Requests and appeals must be considered and decided upon within three months of the receipt of the request.

· Employers must have a sound business reason for rejecting any request.

· Employees can only make one request in any 12 month period.

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