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Flexible working request checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs and that everyone involved agrees with the Flexible Working Request. Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

Signing online

  1. You can sign online using RocketSign.

Sign in print

  1. Print a copy of the flexible working request.

  2. Sign and date the request.

The Flexible Working Request is a formal notice which must be served properly.

Check the contract of employment and/or flexible working policy for any special rules about serving notices and make sure they are followed.

The safest way to serve notice is to deliver in person or failing this, is to send by courier, post or email.

  • In person: hand the Request to the employer personally.

  • Post: if you are serving notice by post then it is recommended that you use recorded delivery and that you keep a copy of the proof of posting and delivery. Check you have the employee's latest address.

  • Email: check that the employment contract and/or flexible working policy allow you to send notices by email and whether it requires a ‘read receipts’ as proof of service.

However you deliver the Flexible Working Request, we recommend you tell the employer in person before delivering the document that you are making a request for flexible working. If this is not practical, then you must make sure that the employer has received and read your Flexible Working Request.

A copy of the Flexible Working Request will be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.

If you post or hand deliver the Flexible Working Request, keep a copy of the signed document that was sent and anything else included.

If you email the Flexible Working Request, keep a copy of the email that was sent and any attachments together with any ‘read receipts’.

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