For Business

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Part-Time Workers

Since July 2000, part-time workers are entitled to both access to and benefit from the same terms and conditions as their full-time colleagues (subject to some entitlements being on a pro-rata basis).

Notably this includes entitlement to bonus/commission where applicable, and pension rights. There are some situations where employers do not have to treat part-time workers in the same way as full-time workers. In these situations, the employer must be able to show that the less favourable treatment if justified on objective grounds.