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Advice leaflet - The right to apply for flexible working (for requests made before 30 June 2014)

Advice leaflet - The right to apply for flexible working, A short guide for employers, working parents and carers

Leaflet summary

This is a short guide for employers, working parents and carers explaining the application process for flexible working applications made on or before 29 June 2014.

pdf  Advice leaflet - The right to apply for flexible working (for requests made before 30 June 2014) [154kb]

Note: For guidance on applications made from 30 June 2014 onwards, see The right to request flexible working.

This guide explains:

  • What is flexible working?
  • What is the law on flexible working?
  • Who can apply for flexible working?
  • How must the application be made?
  • How must the employer respond to the applicant?
  • On what grounds can applicants be refused?
  • What can an employee do if an employer refuses an application for flexible working?
  • Rights for working parents