Preventing Discrimination against Part-Time Workers - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 21 March 2018
Harry Wall
Ronan Daly Jermyn
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Our business is engaging employees on a part-time basis for the first time. I understand that part-time employees cannot be treated less favourably than equivalent full-time employees regarding certain terms and conditions. Does this apply to extra benefits made available to employees? How do I handle it?

It is correct that in accordance with the Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001, in a general sense, part-time employees may not be treated in a manner less favourable than equivalent full-time colleagues, in relation to their “conditions of employment” unless there are objective grounds for the less favourable treatment.

Conditions of employment can include pay, statutory and

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This article is correct at 21/03/2018

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Harry Wall
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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