Part-timers safe from prejudice

23rd March 2001 at 00:00
PART-TIME teachers and trade union officials have won the right to go to an employment tribunal if they think they were unfairly rejected for the threshold performance pay award because of their part-time status or union work. The National Union of Teachers say the two groups have been added to the list of teachers who can seek official redress for unlawful discrimination. Teachers can already go to a tribunal if they believe they were denied the pound;2,000 pay rise because of their gender, race or disability.

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