We currently have two part-time workers, one who works Monday to Thursday and the other Monday to Wednesday.

I have read the best practice advice around the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000, pertaining to public holidays. However, I am still a little confused.

In anticipation that we may soon have more part-time workers, who are not contracted to work on Monday, I would like to ensure that we treat all part-timers the same, but not any less favourably than our full-time workers.

Would we be in breach if we pro-rated entitlement to paid statutory holidays for all part-timers based on their contracted working hours? In effect, full-time workers are entitled to all 8 days as they all work Monday-Friday, so we would not be treating the part-timers any differently.

Let me know what you think.

Michala Bolton

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