In Broadist v HM Prison Service, an employment tribunal found that the employer's refusal to allow a semi-retired dog handler to remain working on a part-time basis with an alternative dog, after his dog had died, amounted to indirect age discrimination.
Updated to include information on British Airways plc v Pinaud, in which the Court of Appeal held that a part-time employee had been subjected to less favourable treatment in relation to days of availability to work.
In British Airways plc v Pinaud, the Court of Appeal held that a part-time worker's contract requiring her to be available for work 53.5% of the time that a full-time comparator was required to be available for work constituted less favourable treatment because she was paid only 50% of the full-time salary.
In Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a lecturer employed under a zero hours contract was employed under the same type of contract as a permanent full-time lecturer for the purposes of his claim of less favourable treatment under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/1551).
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