Part Time Workers

Part Time Workers

The Part Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 apply to provide part-time employees with a right to equal treatment, proportionately, alongside full-time colleagues. Effectively this means that part-time employees should get a salary and benefits comparable to full-time employees relative to the lower hours they work.

The Regulations go further and cover all terms of the employment contract including (arguably) pay rates, contractual sick pay & maternity pay; access to occupational pension schemes and training; leave (annual holidays, maternity & parental leave, career breaks); and fringe benefits such as subsidised mortgages, staff discounts and health insurance.

Part-time employees who think that they are being denied their rights should speak to us. Remedies are available through an employer’s grievance procedure and ultimately at the Employment Tribunal.

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