Flexible Working Rejection
This Flexible Working Rejection is for use by employers to follow on from a
meeting with an employee regarding their change to a flexible working
pattern. This letter should only be used if the employer is rejecting the
employee’s request and any alternatives that were raised at the meeting
with the employee.
When rejecting a request for flexible working the employer must write to
the employee within 14 days of the meeting. The employer must set out the
business grounds on which the request has been rejected. Furthermore, the
reasons for such grounds applying must be stated. If any alternatives were
raised at the meeting with the employer, the refusal of those must also be
If the employee’s original request is not acceptable but an alternative
raised at the meeting is, the employer should not use this letter and
should instead use the Flexible Working Decision letter.
The employee has a right to appeal this decision and must do so in writing
within 14 days of receiving notification of rejection. Please refer to the
Flexible Working Appeal for more information.
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