Working Part-Time During Community College – Know Your Rights!

Are you working and paying for community college at the same time? We understand. In fact, most community college transfer students have a part-time job.

It’s almost impossible these days for students to get by without working some sort of part time job, that is, if you are one of the lucky few able to find such a job.  For those of you funding your way through community college with a part time job, below is a summary of your legal rights as a part time worker:

  • Your employment status as a part-time worker is protected by the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000. For ease, let’s call them “the Regulations”;
  • You cannot be treated less favourably than other workers who are employed on a full-time basis.  This means you should be treated the same as a full time worker unless the employer can justify treating you differently and less favourably;
  • So, unless your employer can give objective justification for doing so, your employer should: <Read more.>

Via Chris Stevenson at Community College Transfer Students.