This legislation has been repealed.
Principal must accommodate contract worker's responsibilities as parent or carer15A. Principal must accommodate contract worker's responsibilities as parent or carer (1) A principal must not, in relation to the work arrangements of a contract worker, unreasonably refuse to accommodate the responsibilities that the contract worker has as a parent or carer. Example A principal may be able to accommodate a contract worker's responsibilities as a parent or carer by allowing the contract worker to have flexible start, finish or break times. (2) In determining whether a principal unreasonably refuses to accommodate the responsibilities that a contract worker has as a parent or carer, all relevant facts and circumstances must be considered, including- (a) the contract worker's circumstances, including the nature of his or her responsibilities as a parent or carer; and (b) the nature of the work contracted for; and (c) the nature of the arrangements required to accommodate those responsibilities; and (d) the financial circumstances of the principal; and (e) the size and nature of the workplace and the principal's business; and (f) the effect on the workplace and the principal's business of accommodating those responsibilities, including- (i) the financial impact of doing so; (ii) the number of persons who would benefit from or be disadvantaged by doing so; (iii) the impact on efficiency and productivity and, if applicable, on customer service of doing so; and (g) the consequences for the principal of making such accommodation; and (h) the consequences for the contract worker of not making such accommodation. (3) In this section contract worker and principal have the same meanings as in section 15.