Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. can you tell me your total length of service with out any breaks please
My employment started in April 2010. so over 4 year. during that time about a year after starting I did start working at the office at an adhoc basis. which returned back to home based again without any change of contract
Hello, you have the right to make a formal flexible working request if you wish to do so and you would be requesting to be working certain days at home. You have the right to do so because you have child caring issues that you need to deal with and which could be resolved or at least assisted by flexible working arrangements.
The procedure for making such a request can be found here:
When a formal request is made, an employer can only reject it on a limited number of grounds. These are:
In addition, the employer has a duty to explain their rejection in writing. They must state why the specific business ground applies in the circumstances and include the key facts about their decision. These should be accurate and relevant to the reason used.
However, when selecting the ground for refusal the test is a subjective one on the part of the employer. If the employer considers that one of the grounds applies, then the test is satisfied. The test does not create any requirement of reasonableness into the employer's judgment. It would appear that only if the employer's view is based on incorrect facts, could the decision actually be challenged.
Therefore, if the employer has not relied on one of the set grounds to justify their refusal, or the facts they have used are incorrect or unreasonable, the decision can be appealed first before a formal grievance is raised. If that does not help, a claim can be made to an employment tribunal. The available grounds to challenge their decision are:
The claim should be presented to the tribunal within 3 months of either the procedural breach or of the date on which the employee is notified of the appeal decision.
Hope this clarifies your position?
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