What do you write in a flexible working request?

What to include in your request

  1. the date you’re sending it.
  2. the change you’d like to make.
  3. when you’d like the change to start.
  4. how you or your employer might deal with any effects the change could have on your work or the organisation.
  5. the date of any previous flexible working requests, if you’ve made any.

What are the barriers to flexible working?

Barriers to flexible working are many, and can include line manager reluctance, myths and stereotypes (including that if you want to work flexibly you are somehow less committed or ambitious), fear of setting precedents and ingrained traditional working practices.

Does a flexible working request have to be in writing?

The statutory process requires the request is made in writing and you can only make one in any 12-month period. The request letter should state the date of the request and whether any previous application has been made and the date of that application.

What are the four common flexible work arrangement strategies?

Types of flexible working arrangements include:

  • flexible working hours.
  • a compressed working schedule.
  • job share.
  • telecommuting (e.g. working from home)
  • part-time work.
  • special arrangements for mature-aged workers.

How do you address gender discrimination?

10 Tips to Fight Gender Discrimination

  1. Get Women on Boards. Greater representation of women on boards of directors is critical.
  2. Educate Senior Leadership.
  3. Hire and Promote.
  4. Fight Biases.
  5. Evaluate Work Assignments.
  6. Show Them the Money.
  7. Practice Social Inclusion.
  8. Help with Work/Life Management.

How do you create a successful flexible working request?

  1. Treat your request as a business proposition.
  2. Know your organisation’s culture and general approach to flexible working.
  3. Know your reasons and motivation for making the request.
  4. Prepare for a negotiation.
  5. Link your request to your longer-term career ambitions.
  6. Consider who the decision makers are.

How does flexible working affect HR?

Allowing a degree of flexibility for employees provides a real edge over competitors and can attract the top calibre of candidates to your business. For existing staff, studies have repeatedly shown that when an employer grants flexible working patterns, there is a much greater feeling of loyalty and commitment.

Can my flexible working be taken away?

Once a flexible working request has been agreed it forms a permanent change to the employee’s contract, unless agreed otherwise, and cannot be changed without further agreement between the employer and employee.

How do I write an appeal letter for flexible working?

Your letter or email should say:

  1. why you feel the decision should be looked at again (for example, there’s new information that might affect the decision)
  2. what you would like to happen next (for example, look at the new information and meet to discuss your flexible working request)

Can I refuse a meeting with my boss?

You can certainly say something like, “Can you give me a heads-up about what we’ll be discussing so I can prepare?” But you can’t refuse to even discuss a meeting time until you receive an agenda! That would come across as bizarrely adversarial and it’s just … not how this works. Your boss gets to ask to meet with you.

What is flexible example?

4. 2. The definition of flexible is someone or something that bends easily, is easily persuaded or can be changed easily. An example of flexible is a yoga expert. An example of flexible is a work schedule that allows work to be done at any time during the day.

How do you create a successful flexible work culture?

Create a culture of accountability and personal responsibility. Knowing they will be held accountable for the results of their work will motivate employees to apply themselves fully to their tasks, regardless of where their workstations are located.

How do you propose flexible working hours?

6 Steps to Follow When Proposing a Flexible Work Arrangement

  1. Find out how others got a flexible schedule.
  2. Think about your professional and personal needs.
  3. Think about how your employer will view your flexible schedule.
  4. Propose your flexible work schedule.
  5. Get adjusted to your new flexible work arrangement.

What are the main issues of gender discrimination?

5 Top Issues Fueling Gender Inequality in the Workplace

  • Unequal pay. On average, American women are more educated than men.
  • Sexual harassment. An obstacle that many women face in the workforce is sexual harassment.
  • Racism.
  • Women are promoted less often than men.
  • Fear of asking to be paid what you’re worth.

Can my employer change my flexible working agreement?

If you have a flexible working agreement in place, your employer can only change your flexible working agreement with your consent.

Do you have the right to appeal a flexible working request?

There’s no legal right for an employee to appeal a flexible working request. But if you consider their appeal, it can help resolve any issues your employee might have, without them taking it further.

What is sex discrimination in the workplace?

The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.” The severity of sex discrimination can vary and it can happen to anyone, not just women.

Is the full-time work rule indirect sex discrimination?

However, it is potentially indirect sex discrimination. The rule places a woman at a disadvantage, because she won’t be able to continue working for this employer if full-time work is the only option. Statistically, the rule also places women at a particular disadvantage, because more working women than men have childcare responsibilities.

Was my employer’s refusal of my flexible working request discriminatory?

You may feel that the reason your employer refused your request was discriminatory. It can be difficult to spot whether or not you have been discriminated against, so it is best to get specialist advice. This page gives you some examples to help you identify when your employer’s refusal of your flexible working may be discriminatory.

Are women at a disadvantage when it comes to flexible working?

If your request for flexible working is turned down because it is your employer’s policy or practice not to agree to requests from anyone, you haven’t been treated any differently from a man making the same request. However, the policy or practice puts you at a disadvantage, and puts women generally at that same disadvantage.

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