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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:

In this CPDcast series, Elizabeth George and Nigel Mackay, employment law partners from Leigh Day, examine the key employment law issues which workers employed on a zero hours contract may face. This podcast introduces the central themes and provides an introduction to the concept of zero hours contracts.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the concept of a zero hours contract Have considered the scale of zero hours working in the UK;
  • Be aware of the main legal issues surround zero hours workers;
  • Have considered the controversy surrounding employer’s treatment of zero hours staff.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Cornwall County Council v Prater [2006] ICR 731 (CA;
  • Employment Rights Act 1996;
  • Equality Act 2010;
  • Gabriel-Abraham v Sports Direct.com Retail Ltd ;
  • Matthews and others (Appellants) v Kent and Medway Towns Fire Authority and others (Respondents) [2006] UKHL 8;
  • North Wales Probation Area v Edwards, UKEAT/0468/07/RN;
  • Part-Time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000.;
  • Robinson-Steele v PD Retail Services [2006] IRLR 386;
  • Wippel v Peek & Cloppenburg GmbH & Co KG [2005] IRLR 211;
  • Working Time Regulations 1999.
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In this CPDcast, Nigel Mackay, a partner from Leigh Day and employment law expert, explains the potential discrimination which workers employed on a zero hours contract may face.

Date Recorded 20th March 2014

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