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Zero Hour Contracts update

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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.

 

For advice on any employment issue contact susan.mayall@pearsonlegal.co.uk

 

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