The Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hour Contracts (Redress) Regulations 2015 came into force today and 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 to detriments if they work for another employer in breach of a clause prohibiting them from doing so.
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