Last checked: 14/10/2021

Part-time work

Equal employment conditions

You must offer your part‑time staff the same employment conditions as full-time workers, including pay, leave, notice periods and other rights and benefits linked to their employment.

Modifying working arrangements

Whenever possible, you should try to accommodate requests from your employees if they want to change their working schedules, such as:

You cannot dismiss an employee if they refuse to transfer from part-time to full-time work or vice versa.

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