Keywords: part-time workers

Summary

The EAT has confirmed that part-time status does not need to be the only reason for any discriminatory treatment in order to trigger the protection of the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000.

The Facts

Miss Sharma and seven others were part-time lecturers who worked for Manchester Adult Education Service. They worked on contracts with hours that could be varied annually, but these were subject to a guaranteed minimum of one third of the hours that they had worked the previous year. This minimum guarantee had been introduced under a collective agreement negotiated in 1998 but did not cover all part-timers.

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