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Flexible work arrangements
Did you know that some private sector employees have a statutory right to request flexible working arrangements?
To be eligible you must have worked for your employer for at least 12 months. Employees are eligible to request flexible working arrangements in the following circumstances:
- the employee is a parent, or has responsibility for the care of a child who is of school age or younger
- the employee is a carer
- the employee has a disability
- the employee is 55 or older
- the employee is experiencing violence from a member of the employee’s family or
- the employee provides care or support to a member of their immediate family or household who requires care or support because they are experiencing violence from the member’s family.
You should put your request in writing and your employer must reply within 21 days.
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