What is the requirement around calculating sick pay for part time employees?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 4 March 2014
Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox
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The Part Time Workers Regulations came into force on 1 July 2000. They are designed to ensure that part-time workers are not treated less favourably than comparable full-time workers.

In terms of key points to note about these regulations:

  • They apply to men as well as women.
  • There is no qualifying period or upper age limit for bringing a claim.
  • There is no exemption for small businesses

Employers should ensure part-time workers receive the same treatment for:

  • pay rates (including sick pay, maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay)
  • pension opportunities and benefits
  • holidays
  • training and career development
  • selection for promotion, transfer or redundancy
  • opportunities for career

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Back to Q&A's This article is correct at 02/09/2015

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Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox

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