Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 come into force

Implementation date: 1 July 2000

The Regulations give part-time workers the right not to be treated less favourably than full-time workers of the same employer who work under the same type of employment contract. In addition a right is given to workers who become part-time or, having been full-time, return part-time after absence, to be treated not less favourably than they were before going part-time. The rights apply where the less favourable treatment is on the ground that the worker is part-time and is not justified on objective grounds. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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