1. Overview

Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, eg being able to work certain hours or work from home.

Anyone can ask their employer to work flexibly.

Employees who care for someone (eg a child or adult) have the legal right to ask for flexible working.

This is also known as ‘making a statutory application’. However, you have to qualify and your employer doesn’t have to agree to the request.

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