Flexible Working for All
From 30th June 2014, all employees will have a statutory right to ask their employers to work flexibly provided they have worked for their employer for 26 weeks or more.
At the same time, the Government will remove the current statutory procedure for considering requests. Instead, employers will have a duty to consider all requests in a “reasonable manner” and notify employees of their decision within 3 months, unless an extension has been agreed. Employers will still have the flexibility to refuse requests on business grounds.