Flexible Working Arrangements: balancing Employer and Employee needs
As technology advances and 24 hour connectivity is promoted more and more, it is becoming increasingly prevalent for employees to request a flexible working arrangement. Recently, in the case of Abzulfazal Tawasoly v Alpha Flight Services Pty Ltd
 FWC 813 (the Tawasoly case) before the Fair Work Commission (the Commission), Mr Tawasoly (the Applicant), argued, amongst other things, that his termination of employment was a disproportionate response to his request for a flexible working arrangement.
This case demonstrates the importance of employers establishing a balance between business requirements and allowing flexible working arrangements.