3. Status – part-time or fixed term

Employers must not treat part-time workers less favourably than their full-time counterparts, in terms of the pay and conditions they offer them, unless the difference in treatment can be objectively justified. It is acceptable to pro-rata benefits, and in particular, holidays, for part-time workers.

Employers must also ensure that they do not treat employees on a fixed-term contract less favourably than those on a permanent contract, again unless such difference in treatment can be objectively justified.