Fixed Term, Part-Time and Agency Workers chapter 3 cy

National law – CY – Legal system – module 3

Temporary workers

The law does not differentiate between the rights of temporary and agency workers. They all have the same rights and the same rate of protection under Cypriot law.

Part-time workers

Part time workers also have the same rights and level pf protection as full-time workers. This is also enhanced by legislation whereby the Prohibition of Discriminatory Treatment Law 76(I)2002 states that part time workers should not be subject to discrimination or be treated less than those who work full time hours.


The Cypriot Constitutions provides anti-discrimination provisions that correspond with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). These provisions stated under Article 28 of the Constitution prescribes that no person shall be discriminated against on the grounds of their:

  • Colour.
  • Race.
  • Language.
  • National or social descent.
  • Political or other convictions.
  • Religion.
  • Sex.
  • Social class.

It is important note that unlike the English legal system, sexual orientation, disability and age are not covered by Article 28. Cyprus has endorsed numerous laws that prohibit the numerous forms of discrimination that could potentially be found in any working environment. These laws are:

  • Law 59(I)/2004 on Equal Treatment of Persons (racial or ethnic origin).
  • Law 58(I)/2004 on Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation.
  • Law 35(I)/2007 on Protection of Wages.
  • Law 205(I)/2002 on Equal Treatment for Men and Women in Employment and Vocational Training.

L. Rodgers, ‘Public Employment And Access To Justice In Employment Law’ (2014) 43 Industrial Law Journal.

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