As for the employer, they have the right to reject any request as long as they have a sound business motive to do so. However, the decision needs to be made within the first three months once the request is filed.
Since June 2014, everyone has had the right to apply, so you have the option to decide whether flexible working is for you. If you believe your employer might allow it, then you’re a few steps away from having your own flexible schedule and work freedom.
If you’re interested in making a request but still need some persuasion, you can read our list of benefits concerning flexible working.
However, if you're an employer, you should be aware that requests need to be considered in a reasonable manner and they can only be refused for a particular list of reasons. These include:
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