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More protection for zero hours’ workers

The Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (redress) Regulations 2015 comes into force today.
They provide legal redress for an employee where the principal reason is that he/she breached a clause restricting it from working for another employer. Such clauses are unenforceable.

The Regulations can be found here.

There is no qualifying period of service to enable an employee to bring an unfair dismissal claim so the usual two year rule does not apply in these circumstances.

Workers - who are not entitled to the full protection that employees are - may bring a claim for detriments suffered if they work for another employer in breach of the exclusivity clause.

We are pleased to see that the protection is now available for many in this area. 

Posted in: Employment

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