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What impact does this have on the paid leave entitlements of a part-time employee?

Verified 10 October 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

As a part-time employee, you have the same guarantee of treatment as a full-time employee.

You are entitled to the same length of leave as a full-time employee, i.e. 30 working days.

You are entitled to 2.5 business days per month actual work with the same employer.

Please note

your employer sets the rules for taking paid leave, respecting the principle of equality between full-time and part-time employees. Part-time employees should not have more leave than full-time employees.

To count the number of days of leave taken as a part-time employee, your employer takes into account the following 2 conditions:

  • 1to day you leave
  • and  taking into account all working days included in the period of absence until work is resumed

Example :

you work part-time on mondays, tuesdays, thursdays and fridays, except wednesdays:

  • if you request leave on mondays and tuesdays, 3 working days of leave are counted (mondays, tuesdays and wednesdays even if you do not work that day as part of your part-time work)
  • if you request days off on thursdays and fridays, 3 working days of leave are then counted (thursdays, fridays and saturdays, wednesdays being considered the day you are part-time)
  • if you request a week of vacation, 6 working days of vacation then are counted

Paid vacation allowance is calculated according to the same rules as for full-time employees.