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Part of:
Zero Hours Masterclass CPD Training Bundle
Categories:
Employment Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast gives a practical discussion of the circumstances under which a zero hours worker may face discrimination and the various sources of protection which may be available to zero hours workers under these circumstances.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the relevance of the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 to zero hours workers;
  • Understand what an individual engaged under a zero hours contract needs to demonstrate to be considered part time under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000;
  • Have considered a breadth of tribunal and court decisions in relation to the status of zero hours workers;
  • Be aware of the differences between part time workers and workers employed under zero hours contracts for the purpose of the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000;
  • Understand the significance of Matthews and others v Kent and Medway Towns Fire Authority and others [2006];
  • Have considered the current benefits and protections afforded to zero hours workers;
  • Be aware of the potential circumstances under which a zero hours worker may face discrimination.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Autoclenz Ltd v Belcher and others [2011] UKSC 41;;
  • Consistent Group Ltd v Kalwak [2007] IRLR 560;;
  • Cornwall County Council v Prater [2006] EWCA Civ 102;;
  • North Wales Probation Area v Edwards UKEAT/0468/07;;
  • Part Time Workers Directive 97/81/EC;;
  • Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000;;
  • Pulse Healthcare v Carewatch Care Services Ltd & ors [2012] UKEAT 0123/12;;
  • Wippel v Peek & Cloppenburg GmbH & Co KG C-313/02 [2005] IRLR 211.
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In this CPDcast, Nigel Mackay, a partner from Leigh Day and employment law expert, explains the potential discrimination which zero hours workers may face Date Recorded

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