Legal News & Updates from Alexander McBurney Solicitors

The latest employment law news and updates from Alexander McBurney's employment solicitors in Glasgow.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that has been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Team Blogs
    Team Blogs Find your favorite team blogs here.
  • Login

Zero-Hours Contract Workers Feel Excluded

Posted by on in Employment Law
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 2064
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

Many workers on zero-hours contracts feel excluded from the sense of security, fairness and trust that is associated with permanent contracts of employment, according to a recent Acas study.

Acas looked at recent research around zero-hours contracts, as well as the numbers of employers and employees who called the Acas helpline about these contracts.

It found that on average there were 70 calls a week about zero-hours contracts to the helpline. The use of exclusivity clauses did not appear to be a significant issue amongst callers, but a feeling of 'effective exclusivity' did emerge as a major concern.

"Our analysis reveals that many workers on zero-hours contracts experience a deep sense of unfairness and mistrust that goes beyond the use of exclusivity clauses,” commented Acas Chair, Sir Brendan Barber.

"A lot of workers on zero-hours contracts are afraid of looking for work elsewhere, turning down hours, or questioning their employment rights in case their work is withdrawn or reduced,” he added. “This deep rooted 'effective exclusivity' can be very damaging to trust and to the employment relationship.”

Contact our Solicitors

For specialist employment law advice, including advice on contracts of employment, please contact our solicitors today. Call us on 0141 576 4808 or fill in the enquiry form to the right of this page.

 

We have specialised for 10 years in providing employment law advice and representation at Employment Tribunals. We provide employment law advice both to employers and to employees.

Make an enquiry
  1. Invalid Input
  2. Invalid Input
  3. Invalid Input
  4. Please enter anti-spam text here(*)
    Please enter anti-spam text here Invalid Input
  1. Invalid Input


  2. Invalid Input

Latest News

All blog entries from http://www.alexandermcburney.co.uk/