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The business case for flexible and remote working Photo by victoriapeckham Photo by Stephen Cummings Photo by Matt Biddulph
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: BIS (formerly Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform: BERR) sample request form can be used by employees to make a request for flexible working arrangements.
Applications are for a permanent change, unless specified period requested – no ‘right of return’
uphold the appeal, specify the agreed variation, or
dismiss the appeal, state the grounds for the decision and contain a sufficient explanation of the refusal
Time limits can be varied by mutual agreement and in writing
An employee can then take this decision to an outside body - either ACAS or an employment tribunal.
Learning from Case Law Craddock v Cornwall County Council
The EAT commented that it was a glimpse of the obvious to say that employing part-time employees could be inconvenient in that it required an employer to make adjustments. Yet the failure to make such adjustments to allow for part-time posts denied society the services of a wider pool of potential employees.
Location independent Time independent Location dependent Time dependent • Routine administrative duties • Outbound sales calls • Planning • IT programming • IT support • Conference calls • Staff appraisal meetings • Meetings • Client meetings/Sales meetings • Some elements of manufacturing/production • customer service • t raining ELEMENTS OF A ROLE