Circle In Podcast

Ep 14: Keeping in touch and requesting flexibility while on parental leave



We sit down with Janine Webster, Chief Counsel, Fair Work Ombudsman, to find out about one of the best kept secrets 'Keeping In Touch' days and how to request flexible working arrangements when preparing to return to work.When requesting flexibility, it is important to build your business case and pitch.  We discuss the need to be creative, put yourself in your employers shoes and come up with a range of ways to make it work for the employee and employer.If your flexible request is denied, then your employer must respond in writing and provide you with sufficient business grounds. The question to ask is are there any grounds to discrimination within what has been presented.