Part-Time Workers

Part-time workers have a right not to be treated less favourably than comparable full-time workers, unless the difference in treatment can be objectively justified. This means that they should, for example, receive holidays pro rata to comparable full-timers; receive the same benefits on a pro rata basis; and not be treated less favourably when workers are selected for promotion or redundancy.

Particular issues can arise in relation to part-time workers and their rights to overtime; public holidays; and benefits which cannot be pro-rated.

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