- Published: Tuesday, 02 June 2015 10:57
- Written by Felicity Green
Many people still believe that part time workers are or can be treated less favourably when it comes to legal rights and benefits compared to full time employees.
There are false beliefs that employers have the right to limit opportunities and benefits of part time employees on the basis they work contractually less hours than full time workers. These include some of the following myths:
- a part time employee can always be made redundant before a full-time employee:
- employers can deny a part timer access to family friendly rights, such as the new system of shared parental leave:
- part timers can be refused training on the grounds they don’t work full-time hours or that it’s not cost effective to train them; and
- employers can deny part timers the opportunity to apply for other roles, including promotions, on the grounds they don’t work full-time hours and, thus, have less experience in comparison.