Flexible Working

Flexible Working

Managing flexible working requests

All managers involved in deciding whether jobs can be done on a flexible basis should be given equality training. Any changes to the law on flexible working should be communicated to all managers to ensure that your policies and decision-making processes remain compliant with the legislation.

It’s best practice to monitor requests for flexible working, in particular whether it’s female or male employees making requests, and whether or not the requests are granted. This will help you to identify any patterns, both in relation to the types of requests that are made, and also around decision-making processes.

Acas has produced a Code of Practice on handling requests to work flexibly in a reasonable manner.

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