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Flexible working: how to handle requests - digital event


After 26 weeks of employment, employees have a statutory right to ask to work flexibly. An employer must have sound business reason for rejecting a request. 

This 3-hour digital event will look at the different types of flexible working and the relevant law. It will also outline the Acas Code of Practice and provide good practice on handling requests.

Business need

The benefits to employers of enabling their employees to work flexibly is widely documented. It can improve employee health and wellbeing, resulting in enhanced engagement, reduced absenteeism and increased productivity.

Acas have drafted a Code of Practice on handling flexible working requests. Guidance within the code will help employers handle requests and will also be considered in the event of an employment tribunal. 

This digital event will provide you with the knowledge you need to fairly and confidently handle flexible working requests.

Delivered via Zoom, you will have the opportunity to interact with our knowledgeable trainers and explore some of the challenges you may be facing.

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 to enhance their CPD.


Our expert-led training sessions are designed to facilitate discussion and interaction. This event will cover:

  • the different types of flexible working
  • the law relating to flexible working 
  • an overview of the Acas Code of Practice on flexible working requests
  • the connection with discrimination legislation 
  • guidance on how to handle requests fairly 
  • 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 for 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 to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form.

Venue Delivered digitally via Zoom   Map (opens in new window)   Date 06/09/2022    Time 13:30 - 16:30   
Price £110.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
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* 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.