As your earnings as a part-time worker are likely to be lower than someone who works full-time – what you get at retirement is also likely to be lower.
But, if you think you’re not receiving the same pension rights as a full-time employee who does the same job as you – you can make a claim for the rights you should have had.
These rights include:
- being offered the chance to join your employer’s workplace pension scheme
- being automatically enrolled into your employer’s workplace pension scheme, if you’re eligible.
But before you make a claim, it’s a good idea to first discuss it with your employer or a trade union representative.
You have the right to get a written statement of reasons for the treatment from your employer. You’ll need to make the request in writing, and the employer must write back within 21 days.
If you’re not satisfied that the reason given was objectively justified – you might be able to take a case to an employment tribunal.