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Flexible working - how to handle requests


Every employee has the statutory right to ask to work flexibly after 26 weeks employment service and employers must have a sound business reason for rejecting any request.

This event will look at the many different types of flexible working and the relevant law. We will also take you through the Acas code of practice on flexible working, as well as give you practical advice on handling requests.

Business need

Flexible working not only benefits employees, it can also benefit employers by helping to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity and enhance employee engagement and loyalty.

Acas have drafted the code of practice on flexible working. It’s the framework which covers the law employers must follow along with good practice advice.

Delegates attending this event will leave with the first-hand knowledge and confidence to fairly handle flexible working requests.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish enhance their CPD.


This event will:

  • explain the different types of flexible working
  • cover the law relating to flexible working
  • provide an overview of the Acas Code of Practice on flexible working
  • explain the connection with discrimination legislation
  • provide guidance on how to handle requests fairly
  • explain how to develop a ‘right to request’ policy

Have a large group of staff to train?

To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form


We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions.

Need more than training?

We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

Venue Swansea: Venue TBC   Map (opens in new window)   Date 26/03/2020    Time 09:30 - 13:00   
Price £110.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.