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ACAS

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

We support good relationships between employers and employees which underpin business success. But when things go wrong we help by providing conciliation to resolve workplace problems.

We also provide good value, high quality training and tailored advice to employers. Our expertise is based on millions of contacts with employers and employees each year and we are governed by an independent council, including representatives of employer and employee organisations and employment experts.

There are many forms of flexible working. It can describe a place of work, for example homeworking, or a type of contract, such as a temporary contract. Other common variations include: part time working, flexitime, job sharing and shift work.


Key points

  • Requests should be in writing stating the date of the request and whether any previous application has been made and the date of that application.
  • Requests and appeals must be considered and decided upon within three months of the receipt of the request.
  • Employers must have a sound business reason for rejecting any request.
  • Employees can only make one request in any 12 month period.

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