What is the impact 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 wage guarantee as a full-time employee.

You are entitled to the same period of leave as a full-time employee, which is 30 working days.

You're entitled to 2.5 working days per month of actual work with the same employer.

Please note

your employer sets the rules for taking paid leave in accordance with 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:

  • 1er day of your leave
  • and  taking into account all working days included in the period of absence until resumption of work

Example :

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

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

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