Monday 11 January 2016

Zero Hour Contracts

At last, some real protection has been introduced for zero hour contract workers.

In force today, The Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hour Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 provide that:-
  • any dismissal of a zero hour contract employee is automatically unfair, if the principal reason is that s/he breached a contractual clause prohibiting him/her from working for another employer
  • no qualifying period is required to bring such an unfair dismissal claim; and,
  • it is also unlawful to submit a zero hour worker (note: worker not employee) to detriments if they work for another employer in breach of a clause prohibiting them from doing so.

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