When rejecting a flexible working request to work remotely, it’s important to build a detailed picture of the employee’s job role and why it is not suitable for remote work.
Under s.80F of the Employment Rights Act 1996, qualifying employees can apply for a change in the terms and conditions of their employment, including where, as between their home and a place of business of the employer, they are required to work. Where such a request is made, the employer is required by the law to deal with the request following a process that in its entirety (including appeal) lasts for no longer than three months, unless agreed otherwise.
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