This document is part of the Flexible work policy and resources resource.

When an employee has a legal right to request flexible work, you must comply with the law.

These documents tell you when employees may have a legal right to request flexible work:

This includes when an employee:

  • is a parent, or has responsibility for the care of a child who is of school age or younger
  • is a carer
  • has a disability or long-term health condition
  • is 55 or older
  • is experiencing violence from a member of the employee’s family
  • needs to give care or support their immediate family
  • needs to give care or support a member of their household
  • needs to give care or support someone who is experiencing violence from the member’s family