If an Employee’s Role Within the Same Company Changes From Part-Time to Full-Time Does This Affect the Continuity of Employment?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 2 November 2021 Issues covered: The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996; Continuity; Working Time
The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 has a set way of calculating continuity which overrides any agreement between the employer and employee. It depends on when the continuous period starts; when the continuous period ends; whether anything happens to break continuity between the start and the end; and whether any period of employment with another employer counts. The period of continuous employment begins on the date that the contract stipulates as opposed to the first day that the employee actually attends work. Likewise, the end date is the 'relevant date’ for the purposes of determining the employee’s length of employment rather than the last day actually worked.
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