Flexible Working Request Letter EMP.FLEX.01
This Flexible Working Request Letter allows the parent or carer to request flexible working arrangements to make their work-life balance more suitable.
The right to request flexible working is a statutory right and the written application for flexible working must:
1. state that it is being made under the statutory right to request flexible working;
2. confirm that the employee either has responsibility for a child (under the age of 17, or 18 if the child is disabled) and is the mother, father, adopter, guardian or foster parent, or married to or the partner of the same; or the employee is the carer for an adult who is married to, or the partner or civil partner of the employee; or is a near relative of the employee; or falls into neither of those categories, but lives at the same address as the employee (please note, the law does not specify a minimum level of care for the employee to provide in order to be defined as an employee);
3. explain the effects the employee thinks their work pattern change will have on the employer;
4. explain how the employee thinks that any such effects could be dealt with;
5. specify the desired flexible working pattern;
6. specify the date on which the new pattern should commence;
7. state whether any previous application has been made; and
8. be dated.
This letter conforms to these requirements. It contains a number of optional paragraphs and phrases. These are enclosed in square brackets.
Employers may choose to adopt a standard form for applications for flexible working. As an employee you should check with your employer first to determine if they use such a form. As an employer wishing to use such a form, a template is available through the related document links below.
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