Part Time Employees

Worker Protection (Regular Part-Time Employees) Act, 1991

This Act extends to regular part-time employees the right to minimum notice, holidays, redress for unfair dismissal, redundancy and insolvency protection and worker participation where applicable. A regular part-time employee is an employee who:


* Has 13 weeks continuous service

* Is normally expected to work not less than eight hours a week for the employer

NB There is no eight hour/13 week minimum service threshold under the following Acts which apply to all Employees:

* Maternity Protection Act, 1994

* Adoptive Leave act, 1995

* Protection of Young Persons Act, 1996

* Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997