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.
· 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.
For more information download our guidance http://www.acas.org.uk/media/pdf/1/7/The-right-to-request-flexible-working-the-Acas-guide.pdf