If you’re working part time, you shouldn’t be treated any differently than a full-time employee doing the same job.
Working part-time doesn’t mean that you should be treated any differently than someone doing the same job, who works full-time. This means that you have the same rights to join your employer’s workplace pension scheme or to be automatically enrolled, provided that you are eligible to for this.
As your earnings as a part-time worker are likely to be lower than someone who works full-time, your pension benefits are also likely to be lower.
You can find out more about your rights as a part-time worker on the Government’s website, by clicking here.
If you think that you’re not being treated fairly, click here for more information
Defined benefit pension scheme
If you’re a member of a defined benefit pension scheme, your contributions are based on your pensionable earnings. The retirement benefits you’ll receive are based on the length of time you’ve been a member of the scheme and your pensionable earnings when you retire or leave the scheme.
Defined contribution pension scheme
If you’re a member of a defined contribution pension scheme, the retirement benefits that you’ll receive are based on the contributions that have been paid into your pension pot, when they were paid, investment growth over this period and the charges of the scheme.
Where can I find out more?
If you need more information, please contact us. A pension specialist from our team will be happy to help with whatever pensions-related question you have. Our help is always free.