Requests for home and hybrid working

Asking to work from home

You can ask your employer about:

  • working from home for the first time
  • changing how often you come into the workplace
  • continuing to work from home

Check the policy

Find out if your employer has a relevant policy – for example, a homeworking, hybrid working or flexible working policy. If you're not sure, ask your manager or HR department.

A policy can explain how things work in your organisation.

Speak to your manager

Discuss your working arrangements with your employer or manager, or your representatives (for example, a recognised trade union).

Working from home can be considered alongside other types of flexible working – for example, different working patterns.

Check if you can make a formal request

If you have worked for your employer for at least 26 weeks, you can make a formal flexible working request.

If you're disabled, you could ask to work from home as a 'reasonable adjustment'.

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