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Vulnerability Of Part Time Employees

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  • Raluca Dimitriu


    (Law Department, Bucharest University of Economic Studies)

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    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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    Article provided by Societatea de Stiinte Juridice si Administrative (Society of Juridical and Administrative Sciences) in its journal “Perspectives of Business Law” Journal.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2015)
    Issue (Month): 1 (December)
    Pages: 111-116

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    Handle: RePEc:sja:journl:v:4:y:2015:i:1:p:111-116
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