Why do companies prefer part-time workers?
The benefit of hiring part-time employees is twofold. Firstly, it’s less expensive to pay for fewer hours of work, and a lean but efficient workforce is essential for those living close to the balance sheet. Second, paying for fewer hours of work overall may make it affordable to hire more experienced professionals.
Do you have the right to protest at work?
If an employee of a private company wants to join a protest march during regular working hours, it is necessary that they clear it with their superior first. Any absence from work that is not authorised by the employer constitutes misconduct and gives the employer the right to take disciplinary action against the employee.
What are your rights as a political protester?
But your specific rights as a worker who engages in a political protest will depend on your situation and when, how, and where you decide to protest. Can I be disciplined or fired for participating in a political protest?
What happens if you get suspended from work for a political protest?
So, if you were suspended without pay for engaging in a political protest, you could be entitled to collect your lost pay. If you believe your employer has violated the Labor Code you may file a claim with the California Labor Commissioner.
Are there restrictions on the right to protest in the UK?
Importantly, since the England and Wales lock-down, COVID-19 legislation has been passed which put limitations on the right to assemble and therefore the right to protest. This is in the interests of protecting public health.
What are the rights of a part time worker?
Part-time workers are protected from being treated less favourably than equivalent full-time workers just because they’re part time. A part-time worker is someone who works fewer hours than a full-time worker.
Are there any other dramatic protests for labor rights?
Organizers are hoping that the dramatic bust in Wisconsin may become a rallying point, inspire a new generation of organizers. In the meantime, we’ve compiled a list of ten other labor protests from the dramatic history of American labor, starting from the 19th century and ending in the present day.
How is sex discrimination related to part time work?
Sex discrimination law is broader in scope than the Part-Time Worker Regulations. For example employers may be guilty of sex discrimination if they do not consider applicants who wish to job share or work part-time. The Part-Time Worker Regulations do not apply to job applicants.
What was the protection of part time Work Act 2001?
The Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 aims to: Ensure that a part-time employee cannot be treated less favourably than a comparable full-time employee regarding conditions of employment.