Job sharing is a flexible work arrangement where one job is done by more than one person. It can be an option if employees want to work part-time but the job that is available needs to be worked on a full-time basis.
Example: One employee works part-time and does the job on Monday and Tuesday and another employee does the same job, also working part-time, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Job sharing, like other flexible work arrangements, can help business recruit and retain employees, including employees with disabilities, older employees and employees with caring responsibilities.
Job sharing is also a way of making a reasonable adjustment in the workplace to allow a person with a disability to do a job.
Employers can only refuse flexible work arrangements on reasonable business grounds under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)