Article Database - Topic: 'Part-time working' - Keyword: 'Part-timers rights'

 
Part timers, parity of hours and pay Publication date: 18.12.2018
Article database » Part-time working » Part-timers rights
The Court of Appeal has decided that a part timer who worked 53.5% of a comparable full-time employee’s hours was treated less favourably because she only received 50% of the full timer’s rate of pay. Why was this problematic?
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Do part timers have fewer rights? Publication date: 23.03.2015
Article database » Part-time working » Part-time working
A colleague claims that it would be far better to employ part-time employees rather than full timers because, not only do they cost you less overall, they have far fewer employment rights. True or false?
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Maternity returners: must you agree to part-time? Publication date: 07.02.2013
Article database » Flexible working » Flexible working requests
An employee is insisting that she has the automatic right to return to part-time hours following her maternity leave which ends in a few weeks’ time. Is this true or can you dig your heels in and refuse?
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who is a “comparable full-time employee”? Publication date: 07.03.2012
Article database » Part-time working » Part-timers
who is a “comparable full-time employee”?.. Q. We know that we can’t treat a part-timer “any less favourably than a comparable full-time worker” . But who can that comparator be? A. The Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 state that they must be an actual person who is either: (1) employed by you on...
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Q&A - who keeps tabs on their 48 hours? Publication date: 20.06.2011
Article database » Part-time working » Part-timers rights
Q&A - who keeps tabs on their 48 hours?.. Q. One of our full-timers works 35 hours per week. We are also aware that they have a part-time job. As it doesn’t interfere with their role here, we’ve no objection to this additional employment. However, we wanted to know which of the two employers is legally responsible for ensuring that this individual...
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The advantages of employing (uni) students Publication date: 30.11.2010
Article database » Part-time working » Part-timers
The advantages of employing (uni) students.. Limited places. This year there were insufficient full-time university places to meet student demand. The result was a sharp rise in the numbers on part-time degree courses (these are usually taken over a six-year period). As a result, it’s been predicted there will also be an increase in the number of...
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Change a part-timer’s days and risk sex discrimination Publication date: 04.11.2009
Article database » Discrimination » Sex discrimination
You asked a female part-timer with children to change her working days although this caused no actual difference to her total working hours. She’s now saying this amounts to sex discrimination. Does she have a case?
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Q&A - bank holidays and part-timers Publication date: 30.04.2009
Article database » Part-time working » Part-timers rights
Q&A - bank holidays and part-timers.. Q. One of our full-time employees recently asked to reduce her working week to four days. As a result, Monday is her permanent day off. But she’s now saying that we have to give her extra days’ holiday in lieu of the bank holidays that she will no longer receive. Is this right? A. This is a common question...
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Q&A - how many hours count as part-time? Publication date: 19.03.2009
Article database » Part-time working » Part-time working
Q&A - how many hours count as part-time?.. Q. What number of hours does an employee actually have to work each week in order to be considered part-time rather than full-time? A. Rather unusually there’s no legal definition of what hours amount to “part-time” working. But it’s widely accepted that 35 hours or more each week is full-time employment....
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More rights for part-timers Publication date: 01.05.2008
Article database » Part-time working » Part-time working
Following principles laid down by the House of Lords, the first tribunal decision on the rights of part-time workers to benefits has now been made. What was the finding and how should you approach this tricky issue in future?
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