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Vulnerability Of Part Time Employees


  • Raluca Dimitriu

    () (Law Department, Bucharest University of Economic Studies)


The employee who concluded a part-time contract is the employee whose normal working hours, calculated weekly or as monthly average, is lower than the number of normal working hours of a comparable full-time employee. Part-time workers generally have the same legal status as full time workers. In fact, the vulnerability of this category of workers is not necessarily legal but rather economic: income - in proportion to the work performed, may be insufficient to cover the needs of living. However, such vulnerability may also have a certain cultural component: in some societies, professional identity is determined by the length of working hours. Also, part time work may hide many types of indirect discrimination. As a result, the part-time contract requires more than a protective legislation: it requires a strategy. This paper proposes a number of milestones of such a strategy, as well as some concrete de lege ferenda proposals.

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  • Raluca Dimitriu, 2015. "Vulnerability Of Part Time Employees," Perspectives of Law and Public Administration, Societatea de Stiinte Juridice si Administrative (Society of Juridical and Administrative Sciences), vol. 4(1), pages 111-116, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:sja:journl:v:4:y:2015:i:1:p:111-116

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    Employment contract; part-time; comparative law; Labour Code;

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    • K31 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Labor Law


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