Employees do not have a right to flexible working but they do have a right to make a flexible working request (for example, to change their hours or place of work) provided they have 26 weeks’ service (although this qualification will be removed in 2024).
They are currently restricted to making one flexible working request every 12 months (but this will change to two requests a year).
Employers currently have three months to respond to requests (although this will change to two months).
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