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Anyone good on part time/full time eqaulity?

(10 Posts)
MrsWho Wed 27-Jun-07 13:32:03

I am having some problems with work and am possibly been missed out from doing a course that would lead to proomotion because I am part time. I know it usually comes under sex discrimination but how does that stand if it is a predominantly female work force?

RibenaBerry Wed 27-Jun-07 14:02:51

It does not need to be sex discrimination - there is special legislation to protect part timers being treated less favourably than full timers in comparable roles. Raise it with HR.

MrsWho Wed 27-Jun-07 14:18:36

Don't really have HR as it is a school

BetsyBoop Wed 27-Jun-07 14:40:18

this might help, it guides you what to do next

Ribena is right, you are protected under the "Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment" Regulations

MrsWho Wed 27-Jun-07 22:15:47

Thanks!

sallywally27 Thu 28-Jun-07 21:12:04

www.acas.org.uk is a good website. Have you spoken to your union?

RibenaBerry Fri 29-Jun-07 12:45:48

I agree, most teachers are in one of the unions. Are you?

If not, raise it with the Head. It might have been an accidental balls up which the Head wants to fix. If it was the Head who did it, and you're not in the Union, think about contacting your local authority.

Wisteria Fri 29-Jun-07 12:47:44

Phone ACAS, they're brill on phone and unbiased so just give you the facts

MrsWho Fri 29-Jun-07 21:02:27

I'm a TA ,have spoken to Unison but had no reply (again )

RibenaBerry Sat 30-Jun-07 11:14:49

ACAS then, definitely. As others have said, they're good.

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