Course description

This short session will talk you through the legal framework surrounding flexible working requests, including the timescales and requirements for accepting or rejecting requests. 

We will also help you consider the implications of accepting or rejecting requests and advise on how to handle multiple requests within one team. 

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          Course agenda

          • Background and legislative framework
          • Timescales and paperwork
          • Holding the meeting
          • Practical solutions to challenging requests
          • Trial periods
          • Turning a request down

          Information

          Recommended duration: 0.5-1 hour

          We can adapt the agenda depending on your requirements/needs.
          Please discuss this with our team.

          Suitable for: all managers

              Learner Objectives

              By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 

              • Know the legislative restrictions and best practices around flexible working requests
              • Understand the company’s obligations and the employees’ rights 
              • Implement a temporary or permanent change to working practices, and use a trial period when required 
              • Safely refuse a flexible working request  

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