Flexible Working – Statutory Right

Flexible Working  ~/

Qualifying Conditions for Flexible Working

An individual must have at least 26 weeks of continuous service to make a valid request


There is a statutory right to request a flexible working arrangement:

–  Only one request can be made in a 12 month period;
–  A request must be in writing and give specified information;
–  Managers must consider the request earnestly;
–  A request may be declined for business reasons set out in the regulations

Remedies for Refusal

A Tribunal may Order:

  • Reconsideration of the request and/or;
  • Compensation up to 8 weeks of pay  £4,568 (£4,352).