We have a staff memeber employed part-time, the role is getting busier and busier, do we have to offer this member full time work or can we employ another part time employee?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 2 November 2011
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There is no specific obligation on an employer to offer a part-time employee full time work, when the need for a full time role arises in the workplace, unless the new role will result in the part-time role being made redundant, in which case, it would be recommended that the full-time role be offered to the part-time employee as alternative employment. Furthermore, if this part-time employee is employed on a fixed-term contract then the employer must inform the employee of the new position to ensure he/she has the same opportunity to secure a full time permanent position as other employees.

From an employee relations perspective, and to ensure continued good relations with the part-time

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