Wilson v Financial Conduct Authority

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Summary

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.

The Law

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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