Employees with a disability have the right to request changes in working arrangements if they have been with the same employer for at least 12 months. Casual, part time or full time employees can make a request for flexible working arrangements under section 65 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act).
Employers are require to give employees a written response to the request within 21 days, stating whether they approve or refuse the request. Employers may refuse the request only on reasonable business grounds, and the written response must include any reasons for a refusal.
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