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TitleParental leave: a short guide for employers and employees
Date2003
Material typeFactsheet
AbstractFactsheet from Department of Trade and Industry providing basic advice about parental leave rights.
Webhttp://www.dti.gov.uk
Author(s)Department of Trade and Industry. Great Britain
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitlePart-time is no crime: so why the penalty?
Date2005
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractThis is the Interim report of the EOC’s investigation into flexible and part-time working, and questions for consultation. It focuses upon part-time working and sets out the results of new research commissioned by the EOC and makes some proposals for tackling these issues. The final report of this investigation, to be published this summer, will look at flexible working in a broader context.
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Author(s)Equal Opportunities Commission. Great Britain
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitlePart-time pay penalty
Date2000
Material typeResearch Report
AbstractThe study findings show that British women working part-time earn an average 22 per cent less than those working full-time because of the lack of high-quality part-time jobs available. The part-time pay penalty suggests that some women are forced to make a shift to jobs paid at a lower rate to work part-time, and as a result cannot make the most of their skills and experience.
Webhttp://www.womenandequalityunit.gov.uk
Author(s)Manning, Alan and Petrongolo, Barbara
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitlePart-time work in Europe
Date2004
Material typeSurvey Report
AbstractEU study suggests that part-time workers are less prone to physical and mental health hazards in working, and have more time to arrange a social life. Across the EU the numbers of people working part-time increased from 14.2% in 1992 to 18.1% in 2002, however only 6.6% of men worked part-time compared to 33.5% of women. The Netherlands topped the table of the part-time workers in 2002 with 21.5% of men and 72.8% of women. In the UK, 9.4% of men and 44% of women worked part-time in 2002, placing the UK second in the table behind the Netherlands.
Webhttp://www.eurofound.eu.int
Author(s)European Foundation for the improvement of living and working conditions
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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TitlePregnancy discrimination at work: a survey of employers
Date2005
Material typeWorking Paper
AbstractThis paper investigates employers? experiences of managing pregnant women, women on maternity leave and those returning to work.
Webhttp://www.eoc.org.uk
Author(s)Young, Viv and Morrell, Judy
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)
TitlePreventing discrimination, exploitation and abuse of women migrant workers:
Date2005
Material typeReport
AbstractThis guide looks at the vulnerability of migrant workers, especially women, to discrimination, exploitation and abuse throughout all stages of the international labour migration process.
Webhttp://www.ilo.org/
Author(s)Lim, Lin Lean et. al.
Industry Other services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Organisation size Medium (51-500)

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