- The right to request flexible working is available to employees with a minimum of 26 weeks' continuous service with the employer.
- No qualifying period of employment is required for claiming unfair dismissal where an employee has been dismissed for making a request for flexible working.
- The right to request flexible working applies to both full-time and part-time employees.
- If a request for flexible working is refused, the employee must make any claims to an employment tribunal within three months of the 'relevant date'.
As schools have reopened across the UK, working parents may be faced with emergency childcaring issues if their child is asked to self-isolate for a period of 14 days due to a potential outbreak in their year group. In this situation, a temporary period of flexible working may need to be considered to help working parents.
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