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Can an employer treat part-time workers less favourably than it treats full-time workers?
Can the terms and conditions of employment differ between full- and part-time workers?
What happens if an employer treats part-time workers less favourably than comparable full-time workers?
Can an employer choose to employ a full-time person rather than two part-time people?
Is an employer at liberty to determine its own levels of pay?
How can part-time workers' rights to indivisible benefits such as company cars be dealt with?
What are part-time workers' rights to paid holiday?
If a part-time or shift-working employee is not scheduled to work on a bank holiday, is he or she entitled to an additional day's holiday?
If a part-time employee is contracted to work a half day on a bank holiday, is he or she entitled to an additional half day's holiday to take at another time?
Are part-time workers entitled to bank holidays?
Do part-time workers require an induction programme?
Is it permissible for an employer to offer a pension scheme only to full-time employees?
Where an employee has asked for a phased return from long-term sickness absence, can the employer decrease his or her pay to reflect the reduced hours being worked?
Is it permissible for an employer to dismiss part-time workers in preference to employees on full-time contracts?
Do employers have to pay redundancy payments to part-time employees?
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