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Employee Letter to Request Flexible Working Arrangement

This Letter may be sent by an employee to an employer to request a flexible working arrangement.


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Document Overview

This document provides a structure for the employee to make a specific proposal for the company to accommodate their flexible working request, and for them to give reasons for their request. The tips and common answers allow users to input reasons that would trigger an obligation under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) for the company to respond to and attempt to accommodate the request, however companies may also grant request for others reasons. This request is drafted to correspond with Lawpath's Flexible Working Policy document.

What are the benefits of this letter?

  • A letter adds a formal touch to the request, making it clear that the employee is serious about their request.

  • It serves as documentation of the request, which can be useful in case of any disputes or misunderstandings later on.

  • It allows the employee to clearly state their reasons for the request and the specifics of the arrangement they are seeking, which can help avoid confusion or miscommunication.

Use this document if:

  • You are an employee who needs to adjust your work schedule or working conditions. Reasons for requesting a flexible working arrangements may include childcare or eldercare responsibilities, health, commuting time, education or training or personal reasons.

What does this document cover?

  • This document covers the requested arrangement, reasons for the request, benefits of the arrangement, proposed plan, as well as an expression of appreciation for the employer's consideration and an offer to discuss any concerns or questions the employer may have.

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