The right to request time to train
Implications for employers
Employers will not be required to pay for the training but they will be obliged to seriously consider their employee’s request and respond to this request in a ‘reasonable time period’. If they have a sound business reason to decline the request, they will be able to do so. There might however be alternative solutions to accommodate the time to train request, for example a flexible working time.
More information on the new right to request time to train will be available in January 2010.