There are two ways to ask for flexible working:
To be eligible to make a statutory application the individual must:
An employer must handle the request in accordance with the law on flexible working. An employer will need to consider the request and decides within three months unless agreed otherwise with the employee.
There are eight business grounds upon which an employer may reject the request. These are
If you do not meet the criteria for making a statutory request, you could still make a non-statutory request, or make one under your employer’s scheme if there is one.