British Airways v Pinaud (Part Time Workers) Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKEAT 0291_16_0108
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment, Working Time and Leave, A-Typical Working
Clause 4, The Principle of Non-Discrimination, of the Framework Agreement on Part-Time work implemented by the Part-Time Workers Directive 97/81/EC and extended to the United Kingdom by Directive 98/23/EC states:
“In respect of employment conditions, part-time workers shall not be treated in a less favourable manner than comparable full-time workers solely because they work part time unless different treatment is justified on objective grounds”.
In this case British Airways sought to appeal a decision of the employment tribunal upholding a claim by Mrs Florence Pinaud that she had been treated less favourably than a full-time worker, contrary to the Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less
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