Commentary

168.2 Discrimination against part-time, fixed-term and agency workers

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| Commentary

168.2 Discrimination against part-time, fixed-term and agency workers

| Commentary

168.2 Discrimination against part-time, fixed-term and agency workers

It is unlawful for an employer to treat a part-time worker less favourably than a full-time worker in relation to his contractual terms and conditions1, unless this treatment can be justified on objective grounds2. In particular, the rules refer to terms dealing with3:

  1. 168.2.1

        hourly rates of pay;

  2. 168.2.2

        overtime rates;

  3. 168.2.3

        contractual sick and maternity pay;

  4. 168.2.4

        occupational pension schemes;

  5. 168.2.5

        training;

  6. 168.2.6

        pro rata holiday entitlement;

  7. 168.2.7

        pro rata maternity, paternity or parental leave; and

  8. 168.2.8

        redundancy.

Where an employer breaks the above rules,

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