Ireland: Equal treatment
The Republic of Ireland has introduced a new code of practice on access to part-time working, ensuring part-time employees are treated the same as their full-time colleagues. Alicia Compton outlines the ramifications for employers
Part-time working is an increasing feature of the Irish labour market, particularly in the retail sector. In the Republic of Ireland, as is the case across Europe, part-time workers are predominantly women. However, 88% of people working in the Irish labour market are employed on a full-time basis (the European Union average is 83%).
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