No 105 The Flexible Working Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

These Regulations deal with eligibility, applications, breaches of procedure and compensation in relation to statutory applications for contract variation to allow flexible working under the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 - (See Article 112f)

They lay down the qualifying condition for an employee to be entitled to make such a statutory application to his employer, prescribe the form of that application and state when it is to be taken as made. They also specify the breaches of procedure that entitle an employee to make a complaint to an industrial tribunal and prescribe the maximum amount of compensation that can be awarded by an industrial tribunal for breach of the statutory right. In essence the Regulations extend the right to request flexible working to all employees, thus lifting the previous qualification criteria, but the existing process within the statutory framework remains in place.

These Regulations revoke and replace the Flexible Working (Eligibility, Complaints and Remedies) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 subject to savings.

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