We have a member of staff employed part-time and the role is getting much busier. Do we have to offer this member full-time work or can we employ another part-time employee?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 1 November 2011
Arthur Cox
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I assume that this query relates to an extension of the employee’s hours rather than the creation of a new role. This being the case, the best way to approach this would be to consult with the employee to establish whether the employee can or wishes to extend his/her hours. The employee should be advised on the additional hours and terms etc and given time to consider whether he/she would be able to comply with same.

If the employee does not wish to increase his/her hours or move to a full time role then the employer could recruit for this job sharing role.

However, if this matter relates to the creation of a new role rather than simply the extension of the existing employee’s hours, the

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