Zero Hours Contracts: Draft Anti-Avoidance Provisions Published

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Posted on 28 Oct 2015

The Government has published draft Regulations which give employees working on zero hours contracts the right to claim unfair dismissal if they are dismissed for working for another employer. The Regulations also give workers the right to bring a tribunal claim if they are subjected to a detriment because they have worked for another employer.

Employees will not need any qualifying period of employment to bring an unfair dismissal claim.

Clauses in zero hours contracts which prevent workers from working for another employer ("exclusivity clauses") were outlawed in May 2015. The draft Regulations give zero hours workers a right of redress if their employer tries to prevent them working for anyone else.

The draft Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hours Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 will come into force 28 days after they are made.

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