Employment law cases

All items: Part-time work

  • Equal pay: Pitfall of unpaid overtime for part-timers

    10 March 2008

    In Voss v Land Berlin C-300/06, the ECJ ruled that legislation under which overtime pay arrangements result in a part-timer being paid less overall than a comparable full-timer for the same number of hours potentially contravenes the principle of equal pay enshrined in art. 141 of the Treaty establishing the European Community.

  • Part-time workers: Part-timers and bank holidays

    8 August 2007

    In McMenemy v Capita Business Services Ltd [2007] IRLR 400 CS the Court of Session held that an employer that did not award time off in lieu of bank holidays to a part-time employee who did not work on Mondays was not in breach of the part-time worker Regulations.

  • Part-time workers: 'Broadly similar work' test in part-time workers legislation requires assessment of work as a whole

    19 May 2006

    In Matthews and others v Kent & Medway Towns Fire Authority and others [2006] UKHL 8, the House of Lords held that in the assessment of whether full- and part-time workers are employed on broadly similar work, both the differences and the similarities between the two groups should be considered and an overall assessment made.

  • Case round-up: Part-time employee rights

    22 February 2005

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering less favourable treatment of part-time employees.

  • Part-time workers: On demand contracts not discriminatory

    10 December 2004

    In Wippel v Peek & Cloppenburg GmbH & Co. KG, the European Court of Justice holds that a worker working pursuant to a contract under which hours of work are dependent on the amount of work available and are determined only on a case-by-case basis by agreement between the employer and worker, is within the scope of the Equal Treatment Directive.

  • Case round-up

    1 July 2003

    Our resident experts at Pinsents bring you a comprehensive update on all the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, and advice on what to do about them.

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Employment law cases: HR and legal information and guidance relating to part-time work.