On what grounds might an employee appeal a decision to refuse a statutory request in relation to study or training?

There are no restrictions on the grounds on which an employee may appeal a decision to refuse a statutory request in relation to study or training. The employee may wish to appeal on the basis that he or she believes that the employer has not followed the correct statutory procedure, or has not given proper consideration to the application. Alternatively, the employee may wish to argue that he or she has been treated less favourably in comparison with other employees who have had requests agreed. The employee may also choose to challenge whether or not a particular business reason that was the basis for rejecting the application applies.