Requests for flexible working from employees can be a challenge.
Deal with it badly, and your organisation could end up with tribunal claims for unfair or constructive dismissal and discrimination.
It’s vital that everyone responsible for dealing with flexible working requests has the skills and knowhow to manage the process in a fair way, but also in a way that is practical and makes business sense.
Who should attend?
Anyone in a line-management role, including HR as well as business owners and decision-makers.
- What process should be followed when dealing with requests
- Dealing with multiple requests
- How to safely reject flexible working requests
- How to avoid tribunal claims
The Legal 500 2023: Employment"Actons is a growing employment law team focused on advising employers on employment tribunals, absence management and TUPE. The practice is also a founding member of the East Midlands HR Network, a not-for-profit organisation which runs HR events for professionals in the region. Nic Elliott heads the wider employment and dispute resolution practice, where he advises on the exit of senior employees and day to day employee relations. He also runs employee-related investigations, including fraud, discrimination, whistleblowing and grievances. James Symons is highlighted for tribunal work."
The Legal 500 2021: EmploymentActons advise on a wide range of employment and HR issues for owner-managed businesses and SMEs, as well as household name clients such as Iceland Foods and Bistrot Pierre. The team's key strengths include advising on Employment Tribunals, absence management and providing training. James Symons, who was promoted to director, is 'friendly, calm and incredibly knowledgeable'. Practice head Nic Elliott is an 'engaging partner' and maintains a strong 'rapport' with his clients.