The right to request flexible working arrangements
Form C: Decline of request for flexible working arrangements
Declining an employee’s request
It may not always be possible to agree to an employee’s request for flexible working arrangements. However, it is important that you give any request your full consideration.
When declining a request, you must:
- state the ground/s for your refusal, and
- explain the reasons for these ground/s.
This form can be used when refusing a request.
Grounds for refusal
There are only certain grounds on which you can refuse a request for flexible working arrangements.
To: (Use your employee’s full name)
I have considered your request for a flexible working arrangement.
I am sorry but I am unable to accommodate your request on the following business ground/s: (state the ground as per the guidelines.)
The ground(s) apply in the circumstances because: